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Religulous (2008)

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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.


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Credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tal Bachman ...
Jonathan Boulden ...
Steve Burg ...
Francis Collins ...
George Coyne ...
Himself (as Father George Coyne PhD)
Benjamin Creme ...
Jeremiah Cummings ...
Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda ...
Fatima Elatik ...
Yahuda Etzion ...
Reginald Foster ...
Himself (as Father Reginald Foster)
Mohamed Junas Gaffar ...
Bill Gardiner ...
Himself (archive footage)


Bill Maher interviews some of religion's oddest adherents. Muslims, Jews and Christians of many kinds pass before his jaundiced eye. Maher goes to a Creationist Museum in Kentucky, which shows that dinosaurs and people lived at the same time 5000 years ago. He talks to truckers at a Truckers' Chapel. (Sign outside: "Jesus love you.") He goes to a theme park called Holy Land in Florida. He speaks to a rabbi in league with Holocaust deniers. He talks to a Muslim musician who preaches hatred of Jews. Maher finds the unlikeliest of believers and, in a certain Vatican priest, he even finds an unlikely skeptic. Written by J. Spurlin

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Spiritual Journey  »


Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,409,643, 5 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,995,673, 14 December 2008
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1.78 : 1
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is one last clip of Bill Maher with his mother and sister. He tells them "I'll see you in heaven", and they laugh. His mother says "who knows," and there is a title card "In loving memory of Julie Maher, 1919-2007". See more »


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clever and worrying
17 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

I just come back from watching religulous. I had a great time. Bill makes a lot of fun of all those silly things people actually believe. Obviously since I am an atheist I really enjoyed this movie, and I know that most believers will reject it altogether. But there is one thing that just occurred to me as I read through the comments here, it's the fact that, yes, people like me do not go around advertising their atheism. And I saw someone writing that this was why the religious people would always dominate. Well there you have it now though... Bill Maher's movie is definitely a non-believer statement, and a wonderful one at that. I am also painfully aware that it won't change anything in the sad state of affairs in the USA. But at least it's one solid step in the right direction. Now, why do I say "worrying" in the title of my review, well it's because I think that Bill's got it straight regarding the dangers of religion. How can you expect people to make rational decisions when they reject the teachings of the very same science that provides them day in and day out better lives?

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