Embracing evolutionary theory will turn you into a close-minded, God-denying Nazi—that’s the upshot of this ludicrous propaganda piece about the “intelligent design” movement’s struggle for academic and scientific respectability. A straightforward account of the debate between evolutionists and ID proponents might have been both entertaining and enlightening; instead this follows the avuncular Ben Stein (who cowrote the movie) as he jet-sets around the globe trying to prove that a cabal of Darwinians has conspired to destroy academic freedom. Stein’s paeans to free speech are especially rich given the movie’s willful distortion of the words and work of evolutionary scientists interviewed. Nathan Frankowski directed. 90 min.