Religulous Reviews

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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
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
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
October 6, 2008
Was Maher afraid he might muddy his clownish jape if he actually brought into the mix a learned theologian?
October 3, 2008
Religulous doesn't really go anywhere. It's ultimately a celebration of the old-time religion we call entertainment.
October 3, 2008
Religulous is not for the devout. But those with a taste for irreverent humor and clear-eyed analysis will find it funny, enlightening and disturbing.
October 3, 2008
It's sharp and outrageously funny enough to keep it from coming off like a self-righteous screed and to keep Maher from looking like the Michael Moore of religion -- for the most part.
October 3, 2008
Bill Maher does something amazing in Religulous. He makes Michael Moore look incredibly likable in comparison.
October 3, 2008
[Maher's] scattershot and ad hominem attacks against many different forms of religious hypocrisy don't add up to a coherent critique, and he's not qualified to provide one.
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