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Idiocracy Reviews

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Jason Zingale
December 30, 2006
Wilson and Rudolph don't seem very convinced that they're in a funny movie, either, so why even bother signing on?
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Brian Orndorf
December 25, 2006
Even if the film contains the single biggest laugh I've had this year at the movies, Idiocracy is a terribly muddled affair.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
October 3, 2006
The movie is bracing for its bile but ultimately more frustrating than funny.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
September 30, 2006
There's about 15 minutes' worth of laughs here; the problem is that the film is 84 minutes long.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
September 23, 2006
The delivery in Idiocracy is frequently flat, but its vision is dead-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jay Antani
Boxoffice Magazine
September 16, 2006
Idiocracy ultimately sputters out, managing to go only so far as an engine built on buffoonery without adequate brains can handle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
September 13, 2006
...each laugh is tempered with the unsettling realization that [Judge's] vision of mankind's future might not be too far off the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
September 8, 2006
Working on a sprawling canvas, Judge fills the screen with visual jokes, throwaway gags, and incisive commentary on the ubiquity of advertising.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
David Bezanson
September 6, 2006
Many people -- at least, a few people -- have noted the dumbing-down of America, but no one until Judge has blamed it on genetics
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online
September 5, 2006
Seriously, no one gets rednecks, metalheads and morons quite like Judge, who manages here to revel in stupidity while effectively critiquing it.
| Original Score: A-
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
September 5, 2006
A couple of good laughs, but mostly a big mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
September 5, 2006
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly
September 5, 2006
It's a low-boil affair from the Office Space auteur that wears out its dumb-and-dumbest playbook early on.
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
September 5, 2006
Often stingingly funny -- and an undeserving resident of the summer's-end movie dumping ground.
Michael Szymanski
September 4, 2006
Hmm, it's tough to figure out if this is Judge's joking way of figuring out who's the more evolved lowlife of the future.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Edward Havens
September 4, 2006
The theatrical release of Mike Judge's new comedy Idiocracy is one of the most egregious travesties of modern cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Collin Souter
September 3, 2006
Most of these cartoon-like characters could only come from a mind like Mike Judge, who hasn't lost his ability to make stupidity both alarming and endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Joshua Rich
Entertainment Weekly
September 2, 2006
Ow! My brain!
Full Review | Original Score: D
Joshua Tyler
September 1, 2006
From start to finish this film is sharp, clever, and downright funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Robert Koehler
September 1, 2006
Mike Judge's Idiocracy is absolutely a satire for its time. What Judge is less sure of here than in his previous, perfectly pitched live-action comedy Office Space, is how to build a complete movie around his key ideas.
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