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Religulous (2008)

5 Ratings: 4.2
Documentary movie directed by Larry Charles

Bill Maher incurs the wrath of multiple religious zealots of myriad faiths inReligulous, a snarky but unexpectedly powerful documentary. Maher bluntly disputes the value of religion in a world made increasingly dangerous, on the one hand, by fanaticism … see full wiki

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Director: Larry Charles
Genre: Documentary
4 reviews about Religulous (2008)
review by . April 04, 2009
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I'm very happy that I've watched this film. Bill Maher is clearly an expert on religious dogma (spent a lot of time studying theology at Cornell). His discussions are clear, coherent, and well thought out.    This is not a documentary in the pure sense. It's much more like a Micheal Moore film, where Maher has a particular idea he wishes to present and then builds a film with footage that look like a documentary. The camera work is decent, by documentary standards. By scripted …
review by . March 31, 2009
There's a lot to be said for the pure pleasure of watching pompous, hateful jerks get skewered. It's a cheap pleasure and maybe not one to be proud of, but it's great fun. Bill Maher interviews some over-the-top religious figures who-it appears-are not used to being pinned down to a rational, question and answer format.   There's the muslim rapper whose lyrics call for holy war and who defends his right to freedom of speech even as he endorses the fatwa calling for Salman Rushdie's death. …
review by . February 27, 2009
"Religulous"    Irreverently Funny    Amos Lassen    Bill Maher takes on a tour of religion in his own unique way. He basically looks at Christians of all kinds, Jews and Muslims. This is a satirical look at religion that not only mocks itself but also shows the problems that religion causes. We go to a Creationist Museum in Kentucky that shows that people and dinosaurs lived together 5000 years ago. Maher takes us to a trucker's chapel …
review by . February 27, 2009
So finally I got to see Religulous, which was not playing theatrically anywhere near my apartment. And I gotta say, it was good! I like Bill Maher generally (though I think he's very wrong on certain issues), and I quite liked him in this movie.    What I have here isn't so much as a review of the film, which is worth seeing, but just a list of my favorite moments and my thoughts on them.    The truck stop church was great. Loved the one guy walking out cause …
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