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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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Ayaan Hirsi Ali ... Self
Woody Allen ... Self
Richard Dawkins ... Self
Daniel C. Dennett ... Self
Cameron Diaz ... Self
Ricky Gervais ... Self
Sam Harris ... Self
Stephen Hawking ... Self
Werner Herzog ... Self
Eddie Izzard ... Self
Penn Jillette ... Self
Lawrence Krauss ... Self
Cormac McCarthy ... Self
Ian McEwan ... Self
Tim Minchin ... Self
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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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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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Lawrence Krauss: Richard, what's more important in a sense, if you get a choice - explain science or destroy religion?
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References Deconstructing Harry (1997) See more »

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Meeting In The Aisle
Written by Thom Yorke (as Yorke), Jonny Greenwood (as Greenwood), Phil Selway (as Selway), Colin Greenwood (as Greenwood) and Ed O'Brien (as O'Brien)
Performed by Radiohead
Published by Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corp.
Warner/Chappell Music LTD.
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Great topic, very mediocre film
25 June 2014 | by looskuhSee all my reviews

How ever much I may agree with Dawkins and Krauss, it was hard to watch their story because of the film maker. The two are edited to represent atheist rock stars without the actual footage to back it up. Loud music and some inserts don't convince anyone these days.

Just show, don't tell by overdoing your edits. Besides, the locations visited weren't put to use to tell an overarching story. It was basically just following them. The only scene I actually appreciated as a documentary-like scene was the one where Krauss is constantly harassed for a picture or a question. That is fun, and brings the character to life. Putting them in one room and hoping something unique will happen isn't enough to make an interesting movie.

Luckily, Krauss and Dawkins are full of witty remarks and interesting insights, and that's what pulled me through it.


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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,925, 1 December 2013

Gross USA:

$14,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,400
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