The Idiots (Idioterne) (Dogma 95)
The Idiots (Idioterne) (Dogma 95) (2000)

Lars von Trier wrote (in four days) and directed this Danish comedy-drama about a group of Copenhagen eccentrics who find a therapeutic release and confront apathy via unacceptable, idiotic behavior which they call "spazzing."… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 26, 2000
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70%
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

The Idiots suggests that if Danish iconoclast Lars von Trier's filmsare getting tougher, they're also continuing to reward the patient.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

A raw, funny, maddening ramble.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

For all the Dogme-ordained restrictions to make the film feel "real," it ends up feeling more artificial.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Has nothing on its mind besides the squirming discomfort of its audience.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

The first Dogme film of enfant terrible Lars von Trier challenges viewers to reexamine their social mores and cinema habits of voyeurism and pleasure.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

The least you can say for it is that's it's truly brazen.

Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

A tedious, pretentious bore.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A worthy experiment.

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Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

Not bad for a dogme movie.


Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Drew Smith
Wonderful on many levels - as an (aborted) excursion into a new film form, and the bizarre attention that it brought to the progenitor who immediately abandoned… More
Anthony Lawrie
Dark, cruel and utterly hilarious. It will make you uncomfortable and make you laugh at the same time. People often refer to Festen as being the funniest… More
Dean McKenna
Astounding, brave, funny and touching cult film. I find it hard to understand how so much has been said about the "lack" of production values or the… More
Emily Armstrong
This is a really strange movie, but I kind of liked it. I think it kind of ran out of steam near the end, but it was pretty funny. It's hard to imagine… More
Arash Xak
Ok, Vinterberg's Festen was a great start to Dogme 95 but Lars von Trier's Idioterne as the second Dogme 95 film is a huge disappointment, Pretentious… More
Eric Broome
Lars Von Trier's "The Idiots" was the second feature made under the prickly "Dogme 95" manifesto, which dictates severe limitations… More