Expelled is a very well done documentary examining how universities and professors have fired teachers for just barely reccommending intelligiant design in their reports rather then evolution. This movie is not for most liberals, and is definitely for conservatives. However, both may be confused by it.
In the movie, Ben Stein interviews the Expelled teachers, and later Atheist professors and compares the atheists and scientologists to the Nazis and the Communists during the Cold War.
My only concern with this movie is it's dark comparisons with the Cold War. We briefly see some violent images from time to time. These include film clips in which a bully thratens another kid, and in various historical clips which include images of the 1968 riots, communists enforcing Socalisim during the Cold War, and images from the Holocost wich include patients being examined a brief scene of a pile of dead bodies in a concentration camp.
As for sex/nudity, there is nothing except for the aforementioned shot of dead bodies which are all naked.
As for smoking, we see Edward R. Murrow smoking in one or two brief scenes.
If you are a conservative and support intelligent design, you'll love this film. If you're a liberal, not so much.
I do not reccomened this for kids under 11. They will be either bored or scared by the plot and themes. This film is alright for kids at age 12, but they may be disturbed or confused by the dark themes. It is age appropriate for kids 13 and older.
I give it 4 out of five. It is not perfect, but it has a lot of common sense.