Idiocracy

2006, Comedy/Sci-fi, 1h 24m

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Frustratingly uneven yet enjoyable overall, Idiocracy skewers society's devolution with an amiably goofy yet deceptively barbed wit. Read critic reviews

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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.

Cast & Crew

Luke Wilson
Pvt. Joe Bowers
Terry Crews
President Camacho
David Herman
Secretary of State
Erik Anderson
Angry Court Member
Sara Rue
Attorney General
Brendan Hill
Secretary. of Energy
Michael McCafferty
Officer Collins
Stephen Root
Judge Hank "The Hangman" BMW
Andrew Wilson
Beef Supreme
Scarface
Upgrayedd
Earl Mann
Narrator
Michael Nelson
Executive Producer
Theodore Shapiro
Original Music
Tim Suhrstedt
Cinematography
David Rennie
Film Editing
Darren Gilford
Production Design
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Critic Reviews for Idiocracy

Audience Reviews for Idiocracy

  • Mar 14, 2019
    Proving only that dumber are those who try to argue with dumb people, this is a cheap one-joke comedy that should have been made as an SNL sketch instead of a movie, as it is too silly not to realize that there couldn't possibly be airplanes or stocks in a society like that.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 29, 2018
    If you read the film title then that is the film in a nutshell, It's just pure stupid from start to finish, It did have the odd funny bit but not enough to be memorable or that good, It's not a terrible film it's just a bad film only 12 year olds or stoners would enjoy.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • May 11, 2015
    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. W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2014
    Idiocracy's self-aware stupidity only takes it so far; though it's got a handful of hilarious, gleefully idiotic scenes, the narrative runs out of steam long before the film has reached the end of its incredibly brief runtime.
    Isaac H Super Reviewer

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