Idiocracy (2005) – 8/10 satirical science-fiction comedy movie review

Cast / crew
Director: Mike Judge
Luke Wilson: Joe Bauers
Maya Rudolph: Rita
Dax Shepard: Frito
Terry Crews: President Camacho
David Herman: Secretary of State
Producer: Mike Judge
Writer (Story): Mike Judge
Writer (Screenplay): Mike Judge
Writer (Screenplay): Etan Cohen

Idiocracy (2005)

After being accidentally hibernated for 500 years, instead of one, the most average man in the US Army librarian Joe Bauer finds himself in a crude, barely coherent world where he is now the smartest man on the planet.


This is something of a satirical masterpiece and should be required viewing for all citizens of the planet. Mike Judge extrapolates our impatience with learning, endless diet of ever-cruder entertainment and unbalanced production of children to the less-educated, poorer populace to an America that, in 500 years, is on the brink of extinction through undefeatable stupidity. Horrifyingly, it’s all too easy to see society go this way and most people who have never been to America rather presume that this is essentially what it’s like anyway. However, never forget that this movie was made by an American (Mike Judge) for an American company (Fox), so there’s still hope. Outside of the successful sniping of satirical targets, the movie is also warm-natured, fun and nice and enjoyable, crisp and entertaining.

This movie contains sexual swear words, crude and adult dialogue.

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.

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