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The Unbelievers (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 13 December 2013 (USA)
Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world.

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Gus Holwerda

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ayaan Hirsi Ali ... Herself
Woody Allen ... Himself
Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins ... Himself
Daniel C. Dennett Daniel C. Dennett ... Himself
Cameron Diaz ... Herself
Ricky Gervais ... Himself
Sam Harris Sam Harris ... Himself
Stephen Hawking ... Himself
Werner Herzog ... Himself
Eddie Izzard ... Himself
Penn Jillette ... Himself
Lawrence Krauss ... Himself
Cormac McCarthy ... Himself
Ian McEwan ... Himself
Tim Minchin ... Himself
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'The Unbelievers' follows renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss across the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world - encouraging others to cast off antiquated religious and politically motivated approaches toward important current issues - making the world a better place for all. The film includes interviews with celebrities who support the work of these remarkable scientists. Written by Anonymous

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What are you willing to believe?

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English

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13 December 2013 (USA) See more »

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The world premiere for The Unbelievers was on April 29, 2013 at Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, and all four screenings of the film were sold out. See more »

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Ricky Gervais: You know early Christians were called atheists by the Romans because they didn't believe in all the gods. I mean that's what atheism is really, it's the belief in one less god than you.
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References Deconstructing Harry (1997) See more »

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Written by Bill Berry (as Berry), Peter Buck (as Buck), Mike Mills (as Mills), and Michael Stipe (as Stipe)
Performed by R.E.M.
Published by Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corp.
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By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film and TV licensing
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Intellectually stimulating and even funny at times
2 July 2014 | by Ellie SaavedraSee all my reviews

It's very funny to read "reviews" of religious zealots who --I'm pretty sure-- haven't even seen this movie. But the most hilarious part is them claiming that being an atheist is a "belief system." Yeah, as much as being bald is a hair style, as Bill Maher aptly said. And it's interesting that you will hear that very same argument (or lack thereof...) from the science-haters throughout the entire movie, as the base to criticize rationality is, obviously, sheer irrationality. And it's so rewarding and intellectually stimulating to watch two great scientific minds mercilessly destroy the childish make-believe world of religious people with arguments that can only be attacked from a very irrational and nonsensical perspective.

Despite being an ardent admirer of these two gentlemen --not to mention a scientist myself-- I was hesitant to watch this movie, because I assumed it was going to be a tad on the boring side. We all know the argument and we all know what the irrational minds (and I'm generous about that last word...) keep saying in their endless battle against reason, so I wasn't really in the mood for another round. Surprisingly, this movie is more of a "behind the scene" look at these men and only occasionally shows a debate with the anti-science crowd, though I must say that the scene with the Archbishop of Sydney was hilarious.

In other words, it's no so much about the reason vs. religion debate as much as it is about these two extraordinary men, their subtle sense of humor and a slice of their daily lives. All in all, a very enjoyable documentary which only the religious zealots can hate.


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