A ludicrous cult run by Illuminati in Nazis uniforms. I pity everyone of them. Sorry to be such a cynical atheist but am I the only one finding visible analogies with any other religion? Unlike others this people don't have thousands years background to back up their insane "laws" but still is one big brain wash.
South Park actually didn't exaggerate: this 'religion' is completely ridiculous. This documentary has taught me it's far worse than that though. Ex-members, most of them highly ranked or senior, tell their stories of extreme mental and physical abuse, indoctrination and money scamming: it's appalling. Moreover, their perspectives really gave me a unique peak in the mind of a believer. Highly recommended.
textbook documentary at its finest, yet it does give you certain glimpses at a reality that seems so far off and makes you uncomfortable but fascinated with what the human will do searching for understanding of one self, as well as the scary reality that this cult seems to figure out ways to pass through the hoops of the difficulties presented to them. fuck tom cruise btw
Documental de pesquisa sobre testimonios y actos impunes. Dos detalles que están por encima del fanatismo. El primero es sobre el forjador de la idea. Siempre apasionan las biografías sobre personajes viles hasta la locura que se salen con la suya. Incluso después de muerto, no ha sido ajusticiado. Lo segundo, esa figura que más que por fe está por egocentrismo. Es otro tipo de vileza.
If you're familiar with Scientology on only a surface-level, then this is a fascinating documentary to watch. Every religious institution has an unsightly underbelly; but to me, none stand-out in a more baffling way than this. The only thing that could've improved it was more balanced commentary from current members of the church to get a fuller perspective.
Bad documentary, bad attempt at public-shaming. However, the intrinsic implications of the philosophy itself seemed rather fascinating: 1.How far can an obsession take you(Hubbard's science-fiction wetdreams materializing in our reality). 2.The power of fiction leading people to the end of an idea/a veiled perverse aesthetic. 3.How the present state of humanity and their belief-system allows blurring of delineations.
Not exactly a jaw-dropping revelation to discover that scientology is a bit dodgy. But, when you really step back and contemplate how an organisation of crackpots and charlatans was allowed to get away with its brainwashing shenanigans, it makes your head spin. That Miscavige chap looks like he could be a fun dinner guest though.
If all you really know about Scientology is that they're a bunch of nut jobs, and that Tom Cruise is one of them. Then you need to watch this documentary, it will blow your mind! This documentary needed to be made just like Black Fish, and I can't think of a better director to do it than Alex Gibney. He has such a knack for producing really engrossing informative documentaries.