Religulous Reviews

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February 18, 2012
November 17, 2011
December 9, 2009
Rather disconcertingly, the film builds towards a vision of the apocalypse, the destructive fate that religious conflicts have in store for us -- a version of the future any hellfire preacher would be proud of.
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 3, 2009
It was much more thought-provoking than I was expecting, but his blatant bias made me feel that he was no less a fundamentalist than the religious people he was criticising.
April 3, 2009
Over-extended but nonetheless thought provoking and humorous documentary.
April 3, 2009
Maher crucifies the kooks. What he singularly fails to do, though, is engage with anyone sensible. By mocking the loonies he squanders the precious high ground. A real pity.
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 a rare film that can simultaneously crack you up and send a chill down your spine. Worth seeing - even for believers.
April 3, 2009
The serious food for thought gets lost amid the one-stop snacking.
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
Snappily edited and intercut with hilariously snide subtitles, this may be preaching to the converted but there's an ark-load of laughs.
April 3, 2009
That's the trouble with Religulous -it is funny but never very acute.
November 10, 2008
Maher is essentially and professionally a comic, and the measure of this movie is not just the thoughts it provokes but the laughs it generates.
November 10, 2008
I think this is an important movie, challenging, many beliefs that many of us seem unwilling to talk about. Mainly, though, you'll laugh...a lot.
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
Religulous has an unholy fervor that should start many bonfires.
October 18, 2008
Maher sets out not after answers but cheap laughs that preach, so to speak, to the converted.
October 13, 2008
To religious conservatives of all denominations, it's a punch in the nose. (Except when Maher's bashing the other zealots, those wackjobs.) To atheists and agnostics, it's catharsis
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