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Religulous Reviews

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September 30, 2008
Being snarky and smug doesn't equate to providing insight, and there's more than one occasion when the filmmakers lose sight of this in their zeal to spread the Gospel According to Maher.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2008
About half of the movie works in its snide, hit-and-run way. The other half throws more and more darts at the same balloon, long after it pops.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 30, 2009
Instead of confronting real problems radiating from the world's major religions Mr. Maher and Mr. Charles opt for Borat redux, making fun of silly little yokels.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 8, 2008
Maher may see demented dogma all around him, but what's the basis of his own moral compass? We're not religulous, just curious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 3, 2009
There are a few laughs but anyone with half a brain will be able to tell this is a pretty shoddy fit-up job.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 16, 2008
Maher's journey's not about finding out what makes religious people tick, but about using the tics of mostly fringe religious people to prop up the thesis Maher came in with.
October 3, 2008
Religulous reaffirms Maher's wit, but it also sheds light on his penchant for moral equivalence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 28, 2008
Employs a debilitating brand of smug disingenuousness, feigning interest in discussion while arrogantly and speciously preaching in the very same manner that its subjects are ridiculed for.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 1, 2008
As intellectually dishonest toward religion as Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed was in the other direction.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 30, 2008
Maher ridicules all religions except the 3rd largest, Hinduism, and 4th largest, Buddhism. Maher should praise Buddha for inventing a religion without a God. Maher ends preaching.
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February 11, 2009
This film is primed to inspire mobs of people to herd out of the theater, smiling and nodding in unison about how great it is to be free-thinking.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 9, 2009
So if you are not already on-side with [Maher's] particular leanings, the pickings in Religulous are very slim indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 4, 2008
You can't bamboozle a theme park mascot -- even one dressed up as Jesus -- and then ask to be taken seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 2, 2008
Religulous is the type of film to be sent off into the world to crack open a few eyes and change some lives. In reality, only those patient with Maher and already free of devotion will be receptive to the message. It's a missed opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 7, 2009
Ultimately, the movie is an impotent howl into the wind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 3, 2008
Maher understands this fine line, but in his comedic zeal, he sometimes forgets and steps wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 3, 2008
It's meant to "prove" that religious belief and intelligence are mutually exclusive. If you believe that, this movie is for you. For everyone else, it's a trifling and shoddy tirade.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 2, 2008
Some of it is very funny--I can't remember the last time I laughed as much at a film that I didn't really like--but after a while, both Maher and the film become more than a little tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 3, 2009
It's pretty easy to take the piss out of religious kitsch, as Maher does. It would have been more instructive (if less chucklesome) if he'd risked an argument with an accredited theologian.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 19, 2008
Religulous is no model for journalistic excellence, but it probably needn't be. It is more an opportunity for Maher to showcase his competent comic delivery than to win hearts and minds.
Full Review | Original Score: 42/100
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