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My Scientology Movie

HD   NR Closed Captioning

John Dower

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About the Movie

Documentarian Louis Theroux is denied admittance to the Church of Scientology's headquarters, setting into motion a clever, confrontational and funny plan to try and reveal the inner workings of the mysterious organization. Inspired by the Church’s use of filmmaking techniques, and with the aid of real ex-scientologists, Theroux uses unconventional methods to expose and antagonize the Church. In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film about Louis Theroux. Infused with a good dose of humor and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, My Scientology Movie is stranger than fiction.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 70
  • Fresh: 61
  • Rotten: 9
  • Average Rating: 6.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: At times it plays like an extended skit on "The Daily Show"; yet its disorder also makes its insights - like how strongly the church's training sessions resemble acting classes - feel refreshingly organic. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Mar 8, 2017

Fresh: One of the best documentaries of the year. – Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly, Mar 10, 2017

Fresh: Theroux raises troubling questions about psychological warfare and how devoutness shades into fanaticism. – Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, Mar 9, 2017

Fresh: New look at well-charted territory adds just enough to justify its existence. – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, Mar 11, 2017

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Customer Reviews


Louis properly ripped them another new one. This doc digs deep and shows many of these over 40 yuppie gangster wannabes embarrassing themselves, with their animated cyber troll antics. Don't worry David Miscarriage, if your business implodes, you could always run for president. I hope Marty dismantles it all. Here's to you Mr. Marty Rathbun🤙

Can I have my money back? Seriously!

I watched the scientology vs anonymous war on youtube from 08' 09' and I've even talked to Tory Magoo over the phone. This documentary though, compared to even Leah's episodes, this doc is boring. It discusses nothing new. For some weird reason, they try to recreate things that happened because of, or happened to Marty Rathburn. Not satire, reenactments. These reenactments served no purpose other than to bore you. I have never uttered these words after watching something, and I've seen some really bad movies. Can I seriously have my money back? This Marty individual supposedly 'knows where the bodies are buried" yet offers up no knowledge to merit this line in the film. He also says he will go after them now, as opposed to what he has been doing? All because they brought up Marty's adopted son in their bullbaiting. Yet, whatever he means by this, the film doesn't cover it. This film is a waste of time. Given the good videos and documentaries on the subject of scientology, there are far superior films to watch. But even if this doc was the only one out there, I'd still watch all the random short amateur videos on youtube above this pointless film. Do yourself a favor and don't take this as a serious look into scientology, because it is not. This film is a joke. Also, Marty still comes off as an abusive person. We have seen ex-scientologists confess, and apologize for their atrocities to other people. There is no remorse in Marty Rathburn. Any attempt made to call him out, he plays the victim card. Cannot believe I paid 6.99 for this.


I have enjoy Louis since he was on Michael Moore’s TV Nation and have been eager to watch this since I saw the trailer months ago. I recently watched and enjoyed “Going clear”. Sadly I did not learn anything new in this “Documentary”. A lot of the time seemed spent on how to run auditions for an acting job so we can “reenact” actual events. Meh didn’t do it for me. “Going Clear” or Leah Remini’s show is much more informative and less self-indulgent.

My Scientology Movie
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2017

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