Stupidity
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Take a closer look at the "dumbing down" of contemporary culture in an alternately enlightening and hilarious documentary from filmmaker Albert Nerenberg produced to explore the prospect that willful ignorance has increasingly become a strategy for success in the realms of politics and entertainment. From the Internet to television to popular film and virtually everything in between, stupidity's stronghold over society has reached an all-time high. Despite the vast potential that mass media holds as a tool of education and self-betterment in modern society, why is it that the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A more deadpan, mock-solemn approach might have lent this concept a veneer of genuine wit. But Neremberg's jokey pastiche plays out in exactly the short-attention-span mode he decries in modern media."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Amusing and horrifying."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"A movie that's clever, hilarious and -- in its own stylish way -- ironic."
‑ Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle
"This documentary examines the "dumbing-down" of American culture, but it rarely reaches below the surface to explore why this is happening or what can be done to reverse the trend."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"breezy and fun"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The idea that our culture is dumbing down is nothing new, but fortunately Stupidity skips the predictable finger-wagging at our collective idiocy in favour of a more interesting, academic study of stupidity."
‑ Catharine Tunnacliffe, eye WEEKLY
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