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  • Release Date: Nov 29, 2013
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6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 37
  2. Negative: 11 out of 37
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  1. Sep 21, 2014
    4
    Pretty much a "meh" movie and it's unconvincing. I say this as an agnostic who believes that both groups can be quite extreme and fundamentalist with their views and Dawkins and Krauss certainly are with their upmost certainty that their view of the world and cosmos is correct without a doubt. I also find it amusing that some atheists here are butthurt and angry at some religious peoplePretty much a "meh" movie and it's unconvincing. I say this as an agnostic who believes that both groups can be quite extreme and fundamentalist with their views and Dawkins and Krauss certainly are with their upmost certainty that their view of the world and cosmos is correct without a doubt. I also find it amusing that some atheists here are butthurt and angry at some religious people providing this movie 0 ratings without watching it but that's exactly what they did with the film "God's Not Dead" after that watched its trailer. God's Not Dead (like this film) is a similar biased film which gave a stereotypical portrayal of the atheists as angry religious hating bitter people, a stereotype lived up to, ironically enough by Dawkins and Krauss and many atheist fundies.

    Unlike the atheists, I watched this film. There were a few interesting snippets but not enough to convert me away from agnosticism, the real free-thinking.
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  2. May 10, 2014
    0
    "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"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
  3. Feb 1, 2014
    0
    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 andReligious 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
  4. Mar 27, 2014
    0
    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 cannotThe 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.
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  5. May 10, 2014
    0
    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 createRichard 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
  6. Sep 21, 2014
    0
    This film was a laugh riot. As Kaddrius clearly demonstrates, this film was made in mind for people who have already made their mind up on atheism especially with his idea that science is inherently atheistic and that all the scientists throughout history have been opposed to God (a false view held by Richard Dawkins and believed by his loyal mindless followers) nevermind the fact thatThis film was a laugh riot. As Kaddrius clearly demonstrates, this film was made in mind for people who have already made their mind up on atheism especially with his idea that science is inherently atheistic and that all the scientists throughout history have been opposed to God (a false view held by Richard Dawkins and believed by his loyal mindless followers) nevermind the fact that many of the most famous scientist throughout history have been religious from Isaac Newton to Georges Lemaitre. This film is pretentious garbage and advocates the view that belief in God opposes science which isn't the case and certainly isn't the case when we remember that Fred Hoyle (an atheist) made the anti-scientific steady state theory because of his hatred of religion and the religious implications of a universe with a beginning that The Big Bang theory brought to physics. Expand
  7. Mar 25, 2015
    4
    The Unbelievers follows scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss as they cross the globe to speak publicly about the importance of science and reason.

    I'm personally a strong believer in the ideas and philosophies the pair put forward but this documentary is not a good showcase for them. Far too much time is spent on pointless filler, that includes airplanes taking off and people
    The Unbelievers follows scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss as they cross the globe to speak publicly about the importance of science and reason.

    I'm personally a strong believer in the ideas and philosophies the pair put forward but this documentary is not a good showcase for them. Far too much time is spent on pointless filler, that includes airplanes taking off and people queuing for their seminars, and the short segments of speeches and debates all come across as more than a little smug.

    If you are interested in the subject you'd be much better off just watching one of Dawkins' or Krauss' many video's that are available on YouTube.
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Metascore
32

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
    20
    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
    60
    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).