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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of BeliefFilmmaker Alex Gibney interviews former members of the Church of Scientology, gives us an in-depth look at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology, reveals abuses and strange practices within the controversial organization.Genre: DocumentaryCountry: United StatesDuration: 119 minQuality: HDRelease: 2015IMDb: 8.0Keywords:
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Directors of "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief"Alex GibneyBirthdate: 23 October 1953, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief"Alex GibneyBirthdate: 23 October 1953, New York City, New York, USALawrence Wright
Critic Reviews of "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief"Globe and MailSeptember 04, 2015
It's not a sense of outrage that viewers are left with. It's sadness.Globe and MailMay 08, 2015
Gibney ... has a gift for showing the workings of complex social systems, and he lays things out clearly and in a well-aced fashion ...Toronto SunMay 07, 2015
You couldn't call Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief entertaining, exactly, but it is absolutely riveting.ChristyLemire.comApril 06, 2015
While he doesn't really uncover much that's new in "Going Clear," the way he's collected and assembled testimonials, documents and archival footage creates a cumulative effect that's chilling.Wall Street JournalApril 03, 2015
Whether you come away seeing Scientology as a cult that ensnares vulnerable people or as a faith of self-empowerment, the film leaves a terrible taste of too much information. This must be its point, but take heed just the same.Los Angeles TimesApril 02, 2015
There is order and selection, of course - to say that this is storytelling is not to impugn its parts - but much of what he has to show you is remarkable in or out of this context.Financial TimesMay 02, 2017
Gibney makes another attempt to hole and sink [Scientology]. Hooray for him.4:3March 27, 2017
Amongst a field of analysis which examines Scientology as a cabal of rich wackos gone wild on the taxpayer's dime, Going Clear thrives.Antagony & EcstasyJuly 10, 2016
It's a grand history lesson, and an impressively vigorous op-ed; but is it cinema? Reader, I do not wish to say that it is.FlavorwireMay 30, 2016
Gibney boils it down with skill, his cutting, construction, graphics, and score smoothly and seductively encapsulating Scientology's appeal.People MagazineApril 25, 2016
An indispensable general history of the enduringly controversial church.MediumApril 15, 2016
...a fair-minded expose that is decades overdue.
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