‘Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief’

poster_going_clearA riveting documentary, Oscar-winning director/producer Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, The Armstrong Lie) most definitely wears his heart on his sleeve with this subject. It’s a damning indictment of the ‘Church’ of Scientology and abuses therein, supported by former high-ranking Scientology officials who have left the movement.

But by going for the jugular, Gibney missed any opportunity to at least hear any official comment from current (high ranking) members and therefore ultimately failing too provide the motivational perspective of joining in the first place. But, based on Lawrence Wright’s book of the same name, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is a fascinating two hours.

Rating: 69%

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