Buddy movie gets good review from the NYT

They liked the Dawkins/Krauss road trip movie, ‘The Unbelievers’. It’s getting a one week long showing in New York? That’s all? I wonder how long we’ll get it in Morris. (Not really. There’s no way it would play here.)

I suppose I’ve got to wait for it to come out on Netflix.


  1. colnago80 says

    The movie got a 7.6 on IMDB and a 100% rating from Rotten Tomatoes re audience rating. Not too shabby.

  2. colnago80 says

    However, I’m a little uneasy about the presence of Prof. Krauss, given the accusations against him. IMHO, the producers of this film should have considered other alternatives. I don’t know how much truth there is in any of these charges but many of the critics in the born again community will consider that where there is smoke (and there is plenty of smoke), there may be fire.

  3. Randomfactor says

    I drove down to LA to see it a few weeks ago. It was…ok. Mostly it seemed behind-the scenes stuff of the two checking into hotels and wandering backstage waiting to go “on,” interspersed with clips from the Reason Rally. I’d rather have seen a long focus on what was being said onstage, which I felt kinda was de-emphasized.

    Best part, for me, were the before-and-after clips of prominent atheists (especially, for me, Adam Savage at the Rally.)

  4. loopyj says

    I saw the movie in the Spring and I found it rather boring. I was hoping for a lot more interviews with prominent/famous atheists.

  5. Diana says

    I saw it at ASU and, honestly, I was underwhelmed. There are so many interesting and provocative questions about what it means to be a prominent atheist in this day and age, but this movie didn’t do any of that. It was just a love letter to these two guys, interspersed with a lot of scenes of sped-up traffic in places they visited.