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Religulous

Release Date: October 1, 2008
Limited release


Movie of the Day for Saturday, July 12, 2008
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I just don't understand why you won't cast me as a gymnast.

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14/31 John Seal Mean-spirited but often hilarious--kinda like Borat!
46/52 Sean Collier I've never been so offended by a film I agreed with 90% of.
91/98 David Mumpower Bill Maher redefines unctuous in this movie and I say that as someone who watched Politically Incorrect for years.
96/196 Max Braden Seeing it for comparitive religion is interesting, but Maher didn't have to be such a dick about it.

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Derived from the words "religion" and "ridiculous," Bill Maher's documentary Religulous looks at what Maher feels is the problem with organized religion, which is pretty much everything.

An outspoken critic of organized religion on his HBO show Real Time With Bill Maher, the comedian travels to various religious destinations around the world, such as the Vatican and Jerusalem, and interviews people of various faiths, including something called the Raelian Movement. Lionsgate was originally planning an Easter release for Religulous, but delays as a result of the WGA strike have pushed it back to October. Notable television writer and director Larry Charles directs. His last theatrical release was Borat, so he's had success at this type of thing before.

One hopes Maher gives most religions a fair shake as he attempts to understand them, but we're also counting on some trademark snark from Maher, who can be entertaining given the correct topic. As controversial as it might be, touching on a still-taboo topic, it probably won't be given much of a wide release, though. (Tim Briody/BOP)




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Director Larry Charles
Distributor Lionsgate
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Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture


     


 
 

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