All teen and kid member reviews for Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

Teen, 15 years old Written byJoker15 July 2, 2009

A Great look at the comparisons between socalism and atheism

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.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written byhurstårdettill October 17, 2010

Absolute Garbage

This "critical" look at the teaching of creationism had about the intellectual content of a road-runner cartoon. Other reviews stated that it's "stimulating". Why? Because it's saying things you agree with. Opinions who had prior to watching the film? That's not "eye-opening", that's pandering. This movie is for hyper-religious, reality-denying, ignoramuses. It makes gross comparison's implying a link between communism/fascism to atheist/secularism (by the way, Hitler was catholic. Read "Mein Kamf"). This movie is religious babble. And any intelligent person would read the premise and laugh.
Teen, 15 years old Written bycross_breed September 17, 2009

Great Movie with A Great Message

Great movie. Everyone needs to watch this. The scientific community has persecuted the Faith long enough. Although Stein does not actually promote the Faith, he does show the persecution of Intelligent Design in the scientific community. It is a very good movie, and an eye opener.
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 14 years old Written byKaty0 September 19, 2009
Expelled is fine for 10+ (some photos and talk of the Holocaust) but most children at that age probably won't get much out of it.
What other families should know
Great messages