'Going Clear' review: The Scientology film Scientology really doesn't want you to see

March 29, 2015 8:03 PM

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For anyone who has never plunged into the rabbit hole of Scientology debunking, new documentary "Going Clear," directed by Oscar-winner and Summit resident Alex Gibney, will shock you. There's the eccentric cosmology of founder L. Ron Hubbard to tales of brainwashing, beatings and forced labor of members and sustained harassment of those who dare to depart. Let's not forget, either, the footage of a fevered Tom Cruise, an enormous medal around his neck, saluting a portrait of "LRH" at a glitzy Scientology gala.

But who isn't already aware of at least some of this? It has been almost impossible to escape the growing clangor about Scientology over the last few years. New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright wrote the bestselling 2013 book upon which Gibney's documentary is based (Wright is also a producer and appea...

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