Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 91
    There's a good chance that Judge's smartly lowbrow Idiocracy will be mistaken for what it's satirizing, but good satire always runs the risk -- of being misunderestimated.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 141 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 67
  2. Negative: 7 out of 67
  1. MikeW
    Jan 16, 2009
    10
    I'll still be discussing this film with my buddies 50 years down the road - I've never had any other film provoke so much thought about the direction of mankind and society as Idiocracy has. The irony of this film is amazingly well-hidden under a thick veil of fart jokes and anatomical references, intentionally hidden from the two audiences that it seeks to satirize: the snooty crowd that probably didn't make it through the first 30 minutes of the film (and likely rushed home to their computers so they could write some very negative reviews), and the mainstream crowd that was too busy laughing at "OW, my balls!" to notice that they're the heel of the humor. Mike Judge proves, once again, that he is the true spokesman for my generation. Full Review »
  2. TravisA.
    Jan 20, 2007
    5
    This is no Office Space!!! I think Mike Judge had a good idea for a movie here, but it never quite gets off the ground. Maybe with a little more effort all around, it could have been like a live action Beavis and Butthead, but instead the plot is really poor and even the little skits come off as tired and dated. Do most people even drink Gatorade any more? Judge's satire used to be so dead-on, and in this it's just so dead. Maya Rudolph's character made no sense at all. I couldn't think of any reason she was frozen, except that they needed a love interest for the main character so they could stretch the movie out to full length. There is enough of Judge's usual surreal stupidity to make it worth renting, but its really not very good. Full Review »
  3. CarletonB.
    Sep 8, 2006
    10
    Social satire at its best! Is it any wonder that Fox - the brethren of FOX NEWS - is dumping this so unceremoniously? It is a brutal political smack down in comedy clothing. Genius and really ambitious. Another cult classic like Office Space, with a dose of seriously cautionary tale-telling (veiled as broad comedy). Support this movie! Full Review »