Idiocracy (2006)

In 2005, average in every way private Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson) is selected to take part in a secret military experiment to put him in hibernation for a year along with a woman named Rita (Maya Rudolph). The slumbering duo is forgotten when… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 1, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 9, 2007
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Idiocracy delivers the hilarity and biting satire that could only come from Mike Judge.

Bilge Ebiri
Village Voice

The whole film has a drab, somnambulant rhythm. Intentional or not, this is part of its genius.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Working on a sprawling canvas, Judge fills the screen with visual jokes, throwaway gags, and incisive commentary on the ubiquity of advertising.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

The film was shelved good and hard after its initial release, and it's not difficult to see why. It's just a little too close to genuine reality.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

If the world is going to hell in any number of handbaskets -- as Judge so acutely demonstrates that it is -- you might as well hitch a ride in his.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

Judge has a gift for delivering brutal satire in the trappings of low comedy and for making heroes out of ordinary people whose humanity makes them suspect in a world where every inch of space, including mental, is mediated.

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Rob Vaux

Here we are, watching TPTB water the crops with Brawndo EVERY SINGLE DAY and a substantial chunk of the populace actively wondering why the rest of us are freaking out.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The movie is bracing for its bile but ultimately more frustrating than funny.

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Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly

It's a low-boil affair from the Office Space auteur that wears out its dumb-and-dumbest playbook early on.

J. Olson

The film is completely unique and its sci-fi bent is fully realized in a way that some sci-fi films fail to capture.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Commentary on today's dumbed down society nearly goes for the throat, but decides to lie down and have a beer instead. And so its nearly funny. This though… More
Red Lats
Perhaps it is just me, but I didn't find it intelligent, just idiotic.
Alice Shen
Clever concept of an average modern-day man waking up in the future to be the smartest person in a sea of moronic masses. If only most of the movie didn't… More
Dean King
Heard good things about this, but didn't laugh much. Not one for me I'm afraid.
Spencer S.
Though director Judge was given very little money to make this film and was deterred from getting a proper release from 20th Century Fox, there's plenty to… More
Directors Cat
[img][/img] Mike Judge's ambitious dystopian cult comedy is likable and amusing but also… More