Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)

Director: Alex Gibney. 119 min. Documentary.

The Church of Scientology. Their con-artist founder L. Ron Hubbard. Their billion-dollar tax-exempt status. Their Hollywood celebrity endorsements. Their human rights abuses. And their Nazi-like propaganda, that puts the likes of Joseph Goebbels and Leni Riefenstahl to shame. This great documentary by Alex Gibney of Oscar-winning Taxi to the Dark SideWe Steal Secrets, Mea Maxima Culpa and Client 9 fame, is recommended to all those who ridicule Middle Eastern faith-based religions - because the enemy is right here at home, governed and followed by very smart people. And to all Tom Cruise lovers.

PS: Thank you, Mohi ... for providing the means!

Mo says:


  1. This was a great documentary and was by turns confusing, funny and very chilling. That so many people have been taken in by this nonsense is surprising. That many of them are intelligent is dumbfounding. I will still watch Tom Cruise movies but I doubt I will enjoy them quite as much. It would be great if this documentary could be the start of the downfall of Scientology but I doubt that it will.

    1. I know, I'll still watch Tom Cruise movies too, because great directors always employ him (the ones I have at home are directed by Spielberg, Scorsese, Tony Scott, DePalma, ...). Just that I'll always remember in the back of my mind what a twisted cult he follows and fortifies - and that will ruin some of the movie's fun.