Religulous Reviews

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September 21, 2020
It's disappointing given Maher's known comic potential and his regularly televised socio-political insights.
July 7, 2019
"Why can't we all just get along?" [Maher] asks at one point. Maybe he should have turned that question back on himself.
December 16, 2017
As Bill Maher demolishes one soft target after another, his smugness wears thin.
December 9, 2009
So if you are not already on-side with [Maher's] particular leanings, the pickings in Religulous are very slim indeed.
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.
June 7, 2009
Ultimately, the movie is an impotent howl into the wind.
April 9, 2009
I'm all for a documentary about the mass hysteria of our warring creeds, but stand-up satirist Bill Maher turns out to be the wrong man to make it.
April 9, 2009
Maher has gone for easy targets. He comes up with the odd funny gag, but you get the feeling that he is as dogmatic about his doubt as the believers are about their faith.
April 9, 2009
Often funny, frequently unfair, mostly simplistic, at times offensively unethical and ultimately limited.
April 3, 2009
Shooting fish in a barrel is the order of the day in comedian Bill Maher's faintly tiresome attack on religion.
April 3, 2009
It's not an exploration, it's a smart-arse going into situations just to confirm his own prejudices.
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.
April 3, 2009
That's the trouble with Religulous -it is funny but never very acute.
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.
April 2, 2009
The pic will amuse those who don't know much about faith and who like to hear what they think. These people will find the movie so comforting.
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.
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.
October 18, 2008
Maher sets out not after answers but cheap laughs that preach, so to speak, to the converted.
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.
October 4, 2008
You can't bamboozle a theme park mascot -- even one dressed up as Jesus -- and then ask to be taken seriously.
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