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Idiocracy (2006)



Critic Consensus: Frustratingly uneven yet enjoyable overall, Idiocracy skewers society's devolution with an amiably goofy yet deceptively barbed wit.

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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.

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Luke Wilson
as Pvt. Joe Bowers
Terry Crews
as President Camacho
Dave Herman
as Secretary of State
Anthony 'Citric' Campos
as Secretary of Defense
Michael McCafferty
as Off. Collins
Tom Beaver
as Dan Fisk
Andrew Wilson
as Beef Supreme
Sonny Castillo
as Prosecutor
Kevin Cacy
as Assistant District Attorney
Earl Mann
as Narrator
Danny Cochran
as Secretary of Education
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 Groupie
Justin Long
as Dr. Lexus
Eli Muñoz
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
Brenna Rivas
as President Camacho's Groupie
Wes Davis
as Trashy Teen Jock
Kevin Klee
as Ow! My Balls! Guy
Stephen Root
as Judge Hank `The Hangman' BMW
Turk Pipkin
as Guy at Costco
Sara Rue
as Attorney General
Heather Kafka
as Woman at Carl's Jr.
Brent Smiga
as Sharon's Boss
Jennifer Roxanne Vasquez
as President Camacho's Groupie
Lidia Porto
as Female Reporter
Lynnanne Zager
as Carl Jr.'s Computer
Greg Pitts
as Cameraman
Earl Mann
as Narrator
Chris Warner
as Cop at Costco
Lonnie Nelson
as Trapped Man
Marcos Martinez Rios
as Secret Service Thug #2
Jason Konopisos
as Cop at Government Center
Greg Kelly
as Stadium Guard
Derek Southers
as Male FOX Newscaster
Melissa Dawn
as Female FOX Newscaster
Roman Ramos
as Congressman #2
Mark Turner
as Officer
Christopher M. Campos
as Congressman #1
Lawrence Castillo
as Prison Guard #3
Richard Reeder
as Prison Guard #2
Jason Schaefer
as Prison Guard #1/Costco Greeter
Joseph Cheatham
as Doctor in Waiting Room
Melissa Espinales
as Counter Woman
John Dodson
as Additional Officer
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Critic Reviews for Idiocracy

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (12)

Idiocracy is easily the most potent political film of the year, and the most stirring defense of traditional values since Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France.

April 9, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The whole film has a drab, somnambulant rhythm. Intentional or not, this is part of its genius.

October 4, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

May 7, 2009 | Full Review…

An intermittently amusing -- and sometimes lazy -- satire that plays like a so-so episode of Futurama.

January 18, 2007 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

By refusing to distance itself from its targets, Mike Judge's brand of satire risks being mistaken for what it's satirizing.

January 8, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

October 3, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Idiocracy


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 Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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
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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