Religulous Synopsis
A documentary about world religion, starring political humorist and author Bill Maher.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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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...
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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...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Maher makes Michael Moore look incredibly likable in comparison.
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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...
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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...
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“RELIGULOUS” = RELIGION + INCREDULOUS = Bill Maher’s positions in Documentary

By jimchudnow
[Per an advance preview:] If you believe the world is only the way it’s depicted in the Bible, you'll likely HATE this movie-- since it follows a general Khodranite position of, The Bible was compiled...


By Bench341
I went to the premiere at the Traverse City Film Festival and it was an excellent movie. It is very thought provoking and insightful on religion. I am not a very religious person to begin with but I...

Hilarious and not at all condescending

By Epik151
Bill Maher can be mean at times on his show Real Time with Bill Maher but in this movie he simply asks questions and let's the ridiculous answers provide the humor. The movie is very funny and worth...


By joeyb1130
God is man made and not vice verse. I can only agree with all of the movie. One could have done more of this topic. Its OK for "beginners"....

A funny movie - why are so many overreacting

By Dirtier Harry
Congratulations Bill Maher. A thoroughly enjoyable insight into the illogical and irrational world of religion. For those campaigning against this film (how sad that so many people feel the need to...

Wake up to the Reality

By freshvite
its about time....


By vedderx
Everyone should see this movie, but unfortunately those who should won't ever see it....

Can't wait for this movie

By Randyscousegit
I've been waiting for this movie since I first heard Bill speak about it. I love Bill and his no-nonsense approach to things - he speaks the truth! Or at least I usually see eye to eye with him. I'll...

This is a thinking film.

By xMichix
There was a free screening offered at one of the theaters in Indianapolis and my mom got tickets, so I saw it on Tuesday. It was amazing. I highly recommend that everyone see it, no matter what...

People that use the term "almighty god" in thier reviews are CREEEEEEPY!!

By randypagan
I'm disgusted that this movie is playing in so little theaters and that even fandango seems to be hiding it. This movie is terrifying because its true. The majority of the people running this country...

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Rated R | For some language and sexual material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Provocative comedy/documentary examines faith.
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