Stupidity (2003)

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… More

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DVD Release Date: November 10, 2009
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Harvey

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.

Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Amusing and horrifying.

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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

A movie that's clever, hilarious and -- in its own stylish way -- ironic.

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Marc Mohan

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.

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Christopher Null

breezy and fun

Catharine Tunnacliffe

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.

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Emily Armstrong
Despite this documentary, stupidity is a really hard concept to nail down. It's interesting to see how it's an extremely varied thing, from mistakes… More
Christopher Brown
The worst documentary I've ever seen. It has all the sins I hate in docs: the filmmakers pummeling you with their opinions, looking down on it's… More
_kelly .King
I learned the origins of the words "idiot", "moron", and "imbecile" but I could have unearthed that in an article. I learned who… More
Sarah Prisbylla
Eye-opening and interesting - of course I'm sure not many people have seen it or care to face humanitiy's spiraling decline into, well, stupidity.
Bill Cavros
Somewhat thought provoking, but really just more "stupid" entertainment. I'm OK with that.