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Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

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Ben Stein

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
90 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/18/08
performer:
Ben Stein
director:
Nathan Frankowski
distributor:
Premise Media
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a D

Ben Stein, the droning mensch from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Win Ben Stein’s Money, recasts himself as a slightly goofy prophet in this polemic doc, which sets out to show how proponents of intelligent design have been bullied into silence. 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. By the time the camera zooms in on the word ”Creator” in the Declaration of Independence, the whole debate seems less urgent than getting out of the theater. D