By Roger Ebert
I'm going to try to review Bill Maher's "Religulous" without getting into religion. Is that OK with everybody? Good. I don't want to fan the flames of a holy war. The movie is about organized religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Mormonism, TV evangelism and even Scientology, with detours into pagan cults and ancient Egypt. Bill Maher, host, writer and debater, believes they are all crazy. He fears they could lead us prayerfully into mutual nuclear doom. He doesn't get around to Hinduism or Buddhism, but he probably doesn't approve of them, either.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Religulous is the movie to see this weekend. Based on watching the trailer, this should be funnier than his HBO show or any other comedy released this weekend. Or is this a comedy? Hmmmm. Roger Ebert gives it 3 1/2 stars, which is usually a good sign that entertainment awaits.