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Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed Reviews

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
November 3, 2008
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...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
April 21, 2008
Manages to be flippant and darkly provocative at once.
Vic Holtreman
April 20, 2008
Your opinion of the film will with almost complete certainty be predicted by your opinions on Darwinism vs Intelligent Design.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mark Moring
Christianity Today
April 18, 2008
The film shows that Intelligent Design should be on the table for discussion. But if you're looking for ammo to argue your Darwinist friends under the table, look elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Edward Douglas
April 16, 2008
The filmmakers' intentions are kept deliberately vague but it's a surprisingly entertaining and informative doc that at least tries to address the debate over 'intelligent design' from another angle.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Drew Toal
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rob Humanick
December 17, 2008
To grant Expelled any credibility beyond the opening minutes requires nothing short of a leap of faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 4, 2008
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.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
October 18, 2008
Ignorance may be bliss, but encouraging it, as Expelled does, ought to be a crime.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 18, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

National Post
October 18, 2008
| Original Score: 1/4
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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star
June 27, 2008
Don't expect any serious debate here about God and evolution. This documentary is like watching a paranoiac making fun of a hysteric.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
June 27, 2008
If someone believes in the Tooth Fairy, can they complain about not being taken seriously at dental school?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
June 27, 2008
This film is an appallingly unscrupulous example of hack propaganda and it sucketh mightily. What's more, I didn't laugh once.
| Original Score: 0/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 28, 2008
The movie is unpersuasive, but it's amusing...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Reece Pendleton
Chicago Reader
April 25, 2008
Embracing evolutionary theory will turn you into a close-minded, God-denying Nazi -- that's the upshot of this ludicrous propaganda piece.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 25, 2008
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Hyden
AV Club
April 24, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
April 24, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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