91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
He's a bombs-away provocateur, and in Religulous, Maher's blasphemous detonation of all things holy and scriptural, he doesn't really pretend to play fair. He's like Lenny Bruce with an inquiring mind and a video camera.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
You may very well hate it, but at least you've been informed. Perhaps you could enjoy the material about other religions, and tune out when yours is being discussed. That's only human nature.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
What he does do finally in this funny, refreshing movie is assert how unrestrained religiosity could guarantee the "end days" many of his subjects admit to looking forward to.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Maher can be a smartass, but his attempts to apply reason to religion are more a challenge than a threat.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Those with a taste for irreverent humor and clear-eyed analysis will find it funny, enlightening and disturbing.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
While even believers can support Maher's skepticism, when he denounces the faithful in sweeping absolutes at film's end, he sounds as absolutely certain as those he has mocked for the previous 100 minutes.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film has a habit of cutting away from interviews for Maher's commentary during the drive to the next location. You can see him trying to work the car for a laugh.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Maher makes Michael Moore look incredibly likable in comparison.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
By focusing so narrowly on religious fundamentalists and bigots while ignoring any spiritual dimension to religion, the film is not only being disingenuous but limits its audience to non-believers.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
For the most part Mr. Maher is an equal-opportunity denigrator, but it's worth noting that humor fails him when the subject is Muslim fundamentalism. It's hard to make light of what frightens us.
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56 out of 100
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