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  • Release Date: Nov 29, 2013
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 5 out of 20

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  1. Feb 1, 2014
    Religious bias? There is no religious bias here. The negative critic reviews came from several atheists themselves (which proves that the people saying positive things about the film here don't do their research). The film was a flop because it was a dishonest, biased and pseudo-intellectual documentary that could only appeal to the weak-minded. Its introduction of famous atheist stars and celebrities to make atheism seem "cool and rock n roll" reveals that it was nothing more than an attempt to push its irrational atheist agenda by a dishonest method. As usual, Krauss and Dawkins are unable to present any logical reasons to be an atheist. Try again Dicky Dawkins. Expand
  2. Mar 27, 2014
    The Unbelievers follows infamous anti-theist atheist scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss as they cross the globe publicly lying to the masses about religion and atheism. As usual you can expect dishonesty, straw-man arguments and generalizations from both Dawkins and Krauss as they (continue) to perpetrate the myth that science and religion are incompatible and that you cannot believe both in religion and science (despite the disagreement from other scientists on this matter such as Francis Collins, Paul Davies, John Lennox who are all brilliant scientists and religious, even Professor Higgs, an atheist scientist, disagrees with the garbage of Krauss and Dawkins on this subject, even going as far as accurately branding Dawkins as an fundamentalist).

    In this case, the scientific community is against both Krauss and Dawkins and their personal irrational crusade against the "opium of the people" but if you're an atheist, you'll probably like this self-reassuring film which does nothing for the cause of atheism but discredit it further.
  3. May 10, 2014
    "Lenses" accurately sums up this movie. "When I saw this the audience laughed all the way through (funnier than you would think) and literally clapped at the end." The audience laughed because of the absurdity of the stuff Lawrence and Krauss were saying. This film was a financial flop for a reason. Even atheists are distancing themselves from this anti-intellectual documentary which tells you all you need to know. Expand
  4. May 10, 2014
    Richard Dawkins, and his partner in crime, Lawrence Krauss explain why you shouldn't be an atheist in this documentary. This documentary is one huge circlejerk, convincing only to people who are atheists already. This alone, shows the invalidity of the two professors arguments. Valid arguments should sway the opposite crowd but Dawkins and Krauss only spread misinformation and create strawman arguments in their defense for atheism showing how it's not a rational position at all. Expand

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. 25
    Anyone interested in the contemporary debate between atheists and religious believers will gain nothing of value from the documentary The Unbelievers.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Dec 12, 2013
    Too slight to persuade, The Unbelievers is also too poorly made to entertain. The rational roots of atheism deserve a much better movie than this.
  3. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Dec 12, 2013
    Holwerda’s film never bothers to conceal its fawning view of Dawkins and Krauss — or challenge their dogma. And there’s no need for empty celebrity cameos from fans like Cameron Diaz (“Knowledge is power,” she reveals).