Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Mostly in English with subtitles as necessary

The title is obviously a made-up word combing RELIGion with ridicULOUS which says a lot about Maher’s view on “organised belief systems” in general. Combining his dual persona as a stand-up comedian and political commentator, Bill Maher pokes fun at the principal tenents of all three major religious groups (Christian, Judaism and Islam) as well as some lesser known ones.

It is funny at times. Often the humour comes from the subtitles, movie clips and the music which act as counterpoint to what the interviewee is saying. Not everything works though and some will find Maher’s irreverent stand to be offensive and sacrilegious.

Overall it has that low-budget look about it what with some sloppy editing and the boom microphone intruding into the picture frame on several occasions.

for some language and sexual material.

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