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Idiocracy (2006)



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

Movie Info

When a man wakes up 1,000 years in the future, he discovers that world is so dumbed down that he's the smartest person on earth.more
Rating: R (for language and sex-related humor)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mike Judge, Etan Cohen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 9, 2007
Box Office: $0.3M
20th Century Fox


Luke Wilson
as Pvt. Joe Bowers
Terry Crews
as President Camacho
Anthony 'Citric' Cam...
as Secretary of Defense
David Herman
as Secretary of State
Michael McCafferty
as Off. Collins
Earl Mann
as Narrator
Andrew Wilson
as Beef Supreme
Tom Beaver
as Dan Fisk
Sonny Castillo
as Prosecutor
Kevin Cacy
as Assistant District A...
Earl Mann
as Narrator
Danny Cochran
as Secretary of Educati...
Patrick Fischler
as Yuppie Husband
Darlene Hunt
as Yuppie Wife
Brendan Hill
as Secretary of Energy
Ryan Melton
as Hospital Technician
Marc Hustvedt
as Teenage Punk
Katie Knighten
as President Camacho's ...
Justin Long
as Dr. Lexus
Eli Muņoz
as Horny Guy
Jeremy Lopez
as Devil Wrestler
Evan Miller
as Charles Chaplin
Robert Musgrave
as Sgt. Keller
Melissa Sweet
as Slutty Girl
Valerie Posas
as New Slutty Girl
Randal Reeder
as Secret Service Thug
Wes Davis
as Trashy Teen Jock
Kevin Klee
as Ow! My Balls! Guy
Brenna Rivas
as President Camacho's ...
Turk Pipkin
as Guy at Costco
Stephen Root
as Judge Hank `The Hang...
Sara Rue
as Attorney General
Heather Kafka
as Woman at Carl's Jr.
Brent Smiga
as Sharon's Boss
Lidia Porto
as Female Reporter
Jennifer Roxanne Vas...
as President Camacho's ...
Greg Pitts
as Cameraman
Lynnanne Zager
as Carl Jr.'s Computer
Chris Warner
as Cop at Costco
Lonnie Nelson
as Trapped Man
Marcos Martinez Rios
as Secret Service Thug ...
Jason Konopisos
as Cop at Government Ce...
Greg Kelly
as Stadium Guard
Derek Southers
as Male FOX Newscaster
Melissa Dawn
as Female FOX Newscaste...
Roman Ramos
as Congressman #2
Mark Turner
as Officer
Lawrence Castillo
as Prison Guard #3
Richard Reeder
as Prison Guard #2
Jason Schaefer
as Prison Guard #1/Cost...
Joseph Cheatham
as Doctor in Waiting Ro...
Melissa Espinales
as Counter Woman
John Dodson
as Additional Officer
Daniel Smith
as Control Room Directo...
Jason Konopisos
as Cop at Government Ce...
Greg Kelly
as Stadium Guard
Mark Turner
as Officer
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News & Interviews for Idiocracy

Critic Reviews for Idiocracy

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (8)

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.

Full Review… | May 7, 2009
Washington Post
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 3, 2006
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This demented look at destructive mass consumption barely approaches feature length. Still, Mike Judge dots each appealingly cheap scene with spastic sight gags and offers fiendishly hilarious, frighteningly plausible examples of cultural decay.

Full Review… | September 24, 2010

Even if some of the gags about dumb people start becoming tiresome, it's linked to a sensation of discomfort that should make us legitimately worry about the direction we're headed in.

Full Review… | August 18, 2008
Window to the Movies

So-so attempt at revisiting Sleeper. Unfortunately Mike Judge is no Woody Allen, nor is Woody Allen himself nowadays.

Full Review… | November 8, 2007

You have to love a movie that imagines a dystopic future in which the U.S. President is a former wrestler and porn star named Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.

Full Review… | November 5, 2007
Projection Booth

Audience Reviews for Idiocracy


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 I like Maya Rudolph in anything.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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 merely detail the exploits of said morons cuz that got annoying and pointless fast.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

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 be excited about in this comedic look at pure chaos. Looking at the degeneration of the American populace in the next one thousand years, Judge writes with a flourish, an excess of profanities, and a thoughtful look to the future. Everyman Joe Bauers is of average intelligence and is working in the basement of an army library, trying not to get fired and eventually gain his pension. He is put into a military experiment with a prostitute named Rita, to be frozen for a year, but are lost and forgotten, stuck in slumber for a thousand years. The world has changed into one of gluttony, greed, and unusual uses of speech that mostly use four letter words and grunts. The world is much stupider, and though these are some crazy extremes, they feel familiar and even scary at times. Some of the idiocy that is being poked at for laughs doesn't seem so strange when you look at YouTube comments and E! Many of the things that are wrong with this film stem from the fact that it is very low budgeted and didn't get much financing from its studio. The effects in this film are laughably bad, and even for a low budget film they remain lacking compared to even basic green screen. Many of the backgrounds look so obviously fake and that detaches you from the world. You feel a disconnect with the world, and that remains the basic problem, because Judge is trying to make the viewer see the parallels to modern life, and that doesn't come across if everything seems artificial. Judge has always been one to look at life and see the possibilities for satire, including Beavis and Butt-head and "Office Space". There are so many complexities to the levels of understanding of the future and the way in which it is represented, that this film, for all its dullard sensibilities and lewd language, is as thought provoking as any film about dystopias and the erosion of our societal standards.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

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