‘Going Clear’: A compelling look inside Scientology (Our grade: B)

Actor Jason Beghe, a former Scientologist who's interviewed in "Going Clear."

Actor Jason Beghe, a former Scientologist who’s interviewed in “Going Clear.”

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney and Austin writer Lawrence Wright bring their HBO documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” to theaters this weekend.

Based on Wright’s book about the religion founded by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, the documentary takes a more explicit stance than the book in calling for such prominent Scientologists as Tom Cruise and John Travolta to speak out about the church’s alleged physical abuse of members and proposing that the IRS reconsider its 1993 classification of Scientology as a tax-exempt religion.

» Read full review at MyStatesman.com » Find showtimes for “Going Clear”


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