Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
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Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
Intrigued by the recent trend of scientists, journalists, philosophers, and teachers who have been ostracized and discredited for daring to suggest that humankind may be the product of intelligent design rather than a random fluke in the cosmic scheme of things, Ben Stein sets out on a journey to investigate the supposed persecution of the many by the select few. Stein asserts that in recent years, anyone who dares to question the idea that adaptation is responsible for the development of Earth's organisms is held to ridicule, and over the course of the film, he travels the globe to speak… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

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"This film is cheerfully ignorant, manipulative, slanted, cherry-picks quotations, draws unwarranted conclusions, makes outrageous juxtapositions, segues between quotes that are not about the same thing, tells bald-faced lies, etc."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Embracing evolutionary theory will turn you into a close-minded, God-denying Nazi -- that's the upshot of this ludicrous propaganda piece."
‑ Reece Pendleton, Chicago Reader
"To grant Expelled any credibility beyond the opening minutes requires nothing short of a leap of faith."
‑ Rob Humanick, Suite101.com
"Like Moore, whose documentary-cum-polemical style they are clearly imitating, the makers of Expelled give their critics too much ammunition, so even if you're sympathetic to some of the ideas and the underlying argument, it is still difficult to defend."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Might there be a way to get to God through science? It's a fascinating notion and I wish the slickly produced Expelled investigated it more thoroughly."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Don't expect any serious debate here about God and evolution. This documentary is like watching a paranoiac making fun of a hysteric."
‑ Philip Marchand, Toronto Star
"Expelled is a classic bait-and-switch, presenting itself as a plea for freedom in the scientific marketplace of ideas, while actually delivering a grossly unfair, contradictory, and ultimately repugnant attack on Darwinists."
‑ Steven Hyden, AV Club
"Despite some occasionally sloppy filmmaking, I think the picture is worth a look. It raises important ideas and issues, asks important questions. No one could argue against that, right? Bueller...Bueller...Bueller..."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"If someone believes in the Tooth Fairy, can they complain about not being taken seriously at dental school?"
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"Junk science meets even junkier filmmaking in Expelled -- a no more shameless, stupid and loathsome piece of propaganda has ever skulked its way into the theater."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"This film is an appallingly unscrupulous example of hack propaganda and it sucketh mightily. What's more, I didn't laugh once."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Regardless of your personal views, Expelled's heavy-handed bias (a visit to Darwin's home gets the same eerie music as a tour of Dachau) is exasperating."
‑ Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly
"Ignorance may be bliss, but encouraging it, as Expelled does, ought to be a crime."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"The movie is unpersuasive, but it's amusing..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"works in much the same way as a Michael Moore documentary -- a raft of provocation and very little persuasion"
‑ Matt McKillop, Filmcritic.com
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