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Idiocracy (2006)



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

Movie Info

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 the base they are stored on is closed down and are left in stasis until 2505. When they finally wake up, they discover the average intelligence of humans has decreased so much that Joe is now the smartest man in the world.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
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
Marc Hustvedt
as Teenage Punk
Ryan Melton
as Hospital Technician
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
Randal Reeder
as Secret Service Thug
Valerie Posas
as New Slutty Girl
Wes Davis
as Trashy Teen Jock
Brenna Rivas
as President Camacho's ...
Stephen Root
as Judge Hank `The Hang...
Kevin Klee
as Ow! My Balls! Guy
Sara Rue
as Attorney General
Turk Pipkin
as Guy at Costco
Heather Kafka
as Woman at Carl's Jr.
Brent Smiga
as Sharon's Boss
Jennifer Roxanne Vas...
as President Camacho's ...
Lidia Porto
as Female Reporter
Greg Pitts
as Cameraman
Lynnanne Zager
as Carl Jr.'s Computer
Earl Mann
as Narrator
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 (42) | 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

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

Full Review… | April 14, 2016

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

Audience Reviews for Idiocracy




Super Reviewer


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

Idiocracy Quotes

Woman at Carl's Jr.: Your kids are starving. Carl's Jr. believes no child should go hungry. You are an unfit mother. Your children will be placed in the custody of Carl's Jr. Carl's Jr., fuck you, I'm eating.
– Submitted by Jason H (3 years ago)
Secretary of Education: IQ Test: If you have 1 bucket with 2 gallons and 1 bucket with 4 gallons, how many buckets you got?
– Submitted by Andreas R (3 years ago)
Rita: You think Einstein walked around thinkin' everyone was a bunch of dumb shits?
Pvt. Joe Bauers: Yeah... Hadn't thought of that.
Rita: Now you know why he built that bomb.
– Submitted by Tomas K (3 years ago)
Pvt. Joe Bauers: You know, there was a time in this country when smart people were considered cool... well maybe not cool, but they did things like build ships and pyramids and they even went to the moon.
– Submitted by Jason H (3 years ago)

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