The Unbelievers

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  • Summary: 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Wes Greene
    Dec 10, 2013
    63
    It ably captures the provocative open forums that Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss conduct, but its uneven nature occasionally dulls the effect of these intellectually stimulating conversations.
  2. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Nov 28, 2013
    60
    Unbelievers' is a high-minded love fest between two deeply committed atheistic intellectuals and their rock star-like fan base.
  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).
  4. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Dec 2, 2013
    30
    A study in the frustrating insufferableness of people you probably agree with.
  5. 25
    Anyone interested in the contemporary debate between atheists and religious believers will gain nothing of value from the documentary The Unbelievers.
  6. Reviewed by: Geoff Berkshire
    Dec 6, 2013
    20
    While every moment is captured with the reverence of a fawning fan, Holwerda’s star-struck approach neglects to shed new light on his subjects or even showcase their greatest hits.
  7. 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.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. May 21, 2014
    10
    Unbelievers is a great movie. Richard are Lawrence are geniuses. Only butt-hurt god-botherers would give this movie a 0. Don't believe the fundys .
  2. May 23, 2014
    10
    *Spoiler alert* - This movie doesn't deserve a 0 rating. It might not be a film for everyone. And it's certainly not for the person who gave*Spoiler alert* - This movie doesn't deserve a 0 rating. It might not be a film for everyone. And it's certainly not for the person who gave it a 0, and God's not dead a 10. Watch it for yourself and decide. These ratings mean nothing. Expand
  3. Sep 21, 2014
    10
    A hilarious comedy. Also watch "God's Not Dead" another comedy which made atheists insanely butthurt to the point where they're spamming it'sA hilarious comedy. Also watch "God's Not Dead" another comedy which made atheists insanely butthurt to the point where they're spamming it's metacritic page. Expand
  4. Dec 20, 2013
    8
    Even though it is sometimes difficult to rate a documentary-like film, a 34 from the critics hints at religious bias. While it is a bit tooEven though it is sometimes difficult to rate a documentary-like film, a 34 from the critics hints at religious bias. While it is a bit too short at 77 minutes, its intellectually-filled discussions have motivated me to give this an 8. Collapse
  5. Oct 30, 2014
    6
    I saw the film "The Unbelievers", it is a very good film to make you think about WHAT you believe and what the atheists believe. It is aI saw the film "The Unbelievers", it is a very good film to make you think about WHAT you believe and what the atheists believe. It is a showcase of people that have lost their faith in religion and therefore faith in God.

    I think it is a little bit simplified, I too have lost faith in religion, but I still come back to the issue "Does the creation have a PURPOSE?". And another big one "Is there consciousness behind the creation?". Those two issues are glossed over and their assumptions are held as truth that both answers are a "NO".

    I still believe that both are answerable with a "YES", but from there on it is a lot of dangers leading to religion. I thing all believers should embrace science and not be afraid to loose religion as it is and always have been made by people, either as their subjective explanation of their experience with the unknown or with a purpose to guide people along a (their) chosen path.

    Anyway see the movie.
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  6. 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 andPretty 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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  7. 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 onThis 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

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