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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Movie
2015
1h 59m
Not Rated
English
Documentary
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8.1
Critic Score: 
88
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GOING CLEAR intimately profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, shining a light on how they attract true believers and the things they do in the name of religion.
Going Clear Scientology and the Prison of Belief Poster

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Not Rated
Movie
2015
1h 59m
English
Documentary
GOING CLEAR intimately profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, shining a light on how they attract true believers and the things they do in the name of religion.
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Paul Haggis
Himself - Interviewee
Jason Beghe
Himself - Interviewee
Alex Gibney
Narrator
Lawrence Wright
Himself - Interviewee
Sherry Stringfield
Sara Northrup (voice)
Tom Cruise
Himself (archive footage)
John Travolta
Himself (archive footage)
Katie Holmes
Herself (archive footage)
Nancy Cartwright
Herself (archive footage)
Kirstie Alley
Herself (archive footage)
Karen Black
Herself (archive footage)
Jenna Elfman
Herself (archive footage)
Isaac Hayes
Himself (archive footage)
Kelly Preston
Herself (archive footage)
Mimi Rogers
Herself (archive footage)
Anne Archer
Herself (archive footage)
L Ron Hubbard
Himself (archive footage)
David Miscavige
Himself (archive footage)
Marjorie Cameron
Herself (archive footage)
Antony A Phillips
Himself (archive footage)
Directed By: Alex Gibney
Written By: Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright (Novel)

Featured Comments/Tips

ptknight says...
7 years ago
Phenomenal! They should have gone deeper though
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DocSeba says...
7 years ago
No comments? Seriously? This is a bomb
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Enjayeff says...
2 years ago
A damn near perfect documentary
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KevinSocial9697 says...
2 years ago
This is the documentary which started an obsession for me as I needed to find out more about this cult afterwards. It is so well put together and all of the fact-checking done by the writers Lawrence Wright and Alex Gibney was so refreshing as having watched some other documentaries which just spew hate at this organisation and just poke fun at the beliefs, these guys came with hard facts and they actually had some truly amazing accounts from within Scientology. The editing can be a little choppy at times, but it didn't bother me as all the stories that are told in this documentary are told with such care and respect for the people involved. Really is an eye-opener and I have to say if this piques your interest then please watch Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath which actually has Mike Rinder in it, who truly is amazing at exposing this organisation.
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AndrewBloom
7/10  5 years ago
[7.2/10] Certainly an interesting documentary. Through a combination of South Park’s extended scrap with Scientology, my own wiki-wormholing, and the scuttlebutt and articles that followed in the wake of this very film, I already had a decent grip on much of the information presented, taking away More
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