91

The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
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.
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80

Film Threat

By Pete Vonder Haar
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.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Carina Chocano
The plot, naturally, is silly and not exactly bound by logic. But it's Judge's gimlet-eyed knack for nightmarish extrapolation that makes Idiocracy a cathartic delight.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Idiocracy, is often stingingly funny -- and an undeserving resident of the summer's-end movie dumping ground.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
The delivery in Idiocracy is frequently flat, but it's vision is dead-on.
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60

Variety

By Robert Koehler
A satire for its time. What Judge is less sure of here than in his previous, perfectly pitched live-action comedy "Office Space," is how to build a complete movie around his key ideas.
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40

Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
Judge races through some of his most provocative ideas in the opening minutes and ignores his story's many logical inconsistencies; the movie is bracing for its bile but ultimately more frustrating than funny.
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40

L.A. Weekly

If you crave a lively and funny trek through the farcical possibilities of unchecked dimwit power, Judge is still your guy. Just go rent "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America" instead.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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