Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
Watch On
  1. Though he claims to be a seeker, someone who "has to find out" why believers believe, Maher sets out not after answers but cheap laughs that preach, so to speak, to the converted.
  2. 30
    His scattershot and ad hominem attacks against many different forms of religious hypocrisy don't add up to a coherent critique, and he's not qualified to provide one.
  3. 33
    Maher's too smart to make a movie this dumb.
  4. Reviewed by: Neely Tucker
    30
    One of the rules of satire is that you can't mock things you don't understand, and Religulous starts developing fault lines when it becomes clear that Maher's view of religious faith is based on a sophomoric reading of the Scriptures and that he doesn't understand that some thoughtful people actually do believe in some sort of spiritual life.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 166 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 85
  2. Negative: 12 out of 85
  1. Oct 23, 2010
    10
    Since the only logical stance on any religious belief is Agnosticism I think Bill Maher nailed the point perfectly. Nobody has the answers!Since the only logical stance on any religious belief is Agnosticism I think Bill Maher nailed the point perfectly. Nobody has the answers! Everybody who believes they know what is right and will happen (philosophically) is totally deluded. This "documentary" simply points these facts out to the general populous... If you are deluded you will not like the movie. If you have an open mind and are Agnostic most likely you will enjoy the film. If you are an Atheist you might like it as well. (By the way Atheists are just as committed to their beliefs as religolites (made up word lol)). This was a funny and thought provoking film (only if you have a mind and thoughts...which precludes people who let their thoughts be dictated to them by zealots).
    OK you must get my drift by now...
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  2. MariselaM
    Oct 13, 2008
    9
    I loved it! It made me laugh from beginning to end.Thanks for this, Bill!
  3. ScotD.
    Oct 4, 2008
    10
    Much better than expected. It's not just the drive-by jokes that make the film work. And it's not just Maher's exceedingly Much better than expected. It's not just the drive-by jokes that make the film work. And it's not just Maher's exceedingly well-informed views on religious theory. But its the disarming way he unpacks his argument Religulous fun and compelling. Beware anti-rationalists! Full Review »