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Release Date: September 1st, 2006

DVD Release Date: December 19th, 2006

R|1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews, David Herman, Erik Anderson, Mitch Baker, Tom Beaver

Director: Mike Judge

Genres: Comedy, Science fiction

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It elicits so many laughs, in fact, that you have to wonder just what Judge did to piss off the suits at Fox so much that they would willingly torpedo one of the only genuinely hilarious movies to come out this year. show more

  • Idiocracy is too scattershot and compromised to push the conceptual bleakness beyond the realm of lowbrow comedy, though Judge’s cultural ire remains bracing throughout: For all the characters’ slapsticky imbecility, Judge makes it clear that it’s their docile acceptance (read: political inactivity) that makes them true dumbasses. show more

  • Idiocracy, is often stingingly funny -- and an undeserving resident of the summer's-end movie dumping ground. show more

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