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1,082 Ratings

Idiocracy

Directed by Mike Judge
United States, 2006
Comedy, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of “average American”, is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes 500 years in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed-down that he’s easily the most intelligent person alive.

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Idiocracy Directed by Mike Judge
I laughed. I hated myself. Then I laughed some more. And let’s be fair: Mike Judge, like many good satirists, isn’t in the business of offering solutions. But when the humor is this savage, it does make you wonder what he’s implying. Ten years later, Idiocracy’s real achievement isn’t how much of it has come true, but how much it continues to disturb.
October 04, 2016
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Mike Judge’s scathing and hilarious Bush-era satire Idiocracy portrays the apocalypse not as a sudden and violent occurrence, but as a gradual self-inflicted plague that progresses over centuries of breeding.
August 27, 2013
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Culturally speaking, this fantasy might be regarded as something close to an inversion of The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T., with the absence of culture playing the equivalent role that classical piano music did in the Dr. Seuss movie; there are also a few rough parallels with the subsequent animated feature Wall-E, especially regarding passivity and obesity.
September 01, 2009
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