Idiocracy (2006)

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

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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.
Rating:
R (for language and sex-related humor)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Box Office:
$313,505.00
Runtime:
Studio:
20th Century Fox

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Cast

Justin Long
as Dr. Lexus
Dax Shepard
as Frito
Luke Wilson
as Pvt. Joe Bowers
Thomas Haden Church
as Brawndo CEO
Robert Musgrave
as Sgt. Keller
Sara Rue
as Attorney General
Terry Crews
as President Camacho
Stephen Root
as Judge Hank `The Hangman' BMW
David Herman
as Secretary of State
Turk Pipkin
as Guy at Costco
Andrew Wilson
as Beef Supreme
Jason Konopisos
as Cop at Government Center
Darlene Hunt
as Yuppie Wife
Greg Pitts
as Cameraman
Heather Kafka
as Woman at Carl's Jr.
Mark Turner
as Officer
Patrick Fischler
as Yuppie Husband
Mitch Baker
as Doctor
Michael McCafferty
as Off. Collins
Daniel Smith
as Control Room Director
Tom Beaver
as Dan Fisk
Evan Miller
as Charles Chaplin
Earl Mann
as Narrator
Randal Reeder
as Secret Service Thug
Anthony 'Citric' Campos
as Secretary of Defense
Brendan Hill
as Secretary of Energy
Danny Cochran
as Secretary of Education
Chris Warner
as Cop at Costco
Marc Hustvedt
as Teenage Punk
Brent Smiga
as Sharon's Boss
Derek Southers
as Male FOX Newscaster
Lidia Porto
as Female Reporter
Greg Kelly
as Stadium Guard
Lonnie Nelson
as Trapped Man
Valerie Posas
as New Slutty Girl
Sonny Castillo
as Prosecutor
Ryan Melton
as Hospital Technician
Heath Jones
as Cop #1
Eli Muñoz
as Horny Guy
Ryan Ransdell
as Clevon
Melissa Sweet
as Slutty Girl
Wes Davis
as Trashy Teen Jock
Kevin Klee
as Ow! My Balls! Guy
John Dodson
as Additional Officer
Melissa Espinales
as Counter Woman
Joseph Cheatham
as Doctor in Waiting Room
Jason Schaefer
as Prison Guard #1/Costco Greeter
Richard Reeder
as Prison Guard #2
Lawrence Castillo
as Prison Guard #3
Christopher M. Campos
as Congressman #1
Roman Ramos
as Congressman #2
Melissa Dawn
as Female FOX Newscaster
Marcos Martinez Rios
as Secret Service Thug #2
Jeremy Lopez
as Devil Wrestler
Kevin Cacy
as Assistant District Attorney
Katie Knighten
as President Camacho's Groupie
Brenna Rivas
as President Camacho's Groupie
Jennifer Roxanne Vasquez
as President Camacho's Groupie
Lynnanne Zager
as Carl Jr.'s Computer
Earl Mann
as Narrator
Jason Konopisos
as Cop at Government Center
Greg Kelly
as Stadium Guard
Mark Turner
as Officer
Heath Jones
as Cop #1
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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 6, 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

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

Full Review… | September 8, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 5, 2006
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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

September 5, 2006
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Often stingingly funny -- and an undeserving resident of the summer's-end movie dumping ground.

September 5, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Idiocracy

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½

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
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
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

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