Religulous

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Religulous
Comedian Bill Maher teams up with the director of Borat to take a look at religion around the world. Focusing mainly on religions familiar to western audiences, he interviews assorted believers, asking them difficult questions about what they believe and why. Naturally the interviewees do end up looking rather silly, as Bill inserts subtitles and video clips in the editing room to express his opinion on their views.

102 minutes.
No persons under 18 (Language, Prejudice, Blasphemy).
Documentary, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Bill Maher, Steve Burg, George Coyne, Jerry Cummings
Director
Larry Charles
ScreenplayBill Maher
CinematographyAnthony Hardwick
EditingJeff Groth, Christian Kinnard, Jeffrey M. Werner
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byThousand Words

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDocumentary, religious
LanguageStrong
NudityBrief
SexInnuendo in language
ViolenceModerate
PrejudiceStrong
BlasphemyStrong
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Zane Henry
10
Die Burger
Le Roux Schoeman
10
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
1
The Citizen
David Jenkin
18
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
24.com
Ivan Sadler
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconBill Maher offers his opinionated take on the world’s religions, and it’s not going to please true believers of any stripe.
18
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconLarry Charles' Religulous is a semi-documentary that uses the majority of its subjects as punchlines in a joke they're not in on.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconOn the whole, however, the occasional chuckles provoked by the movie don't make up for its sloppy, less-than-rigorous examination of an issue that deserves something more exhaustive. If the subject of religion is as important to Maher as he claims during his end comments, then he should have followed those words with actions and made a movie that's more than a sum of inauthentic interviews, ranting attacks, and obvious observations.
10
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconOn the Road to Nowhere, courtesy of the Talking Heads.
10
Metacritic.com
30 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
108 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconReligulous is funny and offensive in equal measure, and aims less to change hearts and minds than to inspire conversation.
14

What the People say

Internet
4687 Netizens quote iconFantastic
15

Average .. 55%

11

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