Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat gets his own film and it's directed by Seinfeldand Curb Your Enthusiasm writer/director Larry Charles.

Part mockumentary, part documentary (Borat is the 'mock' part, the real people he interacts with is the doco part) follows Kazakhstani TV personality Borat as he trips around the US on an assignment to report on the "greatest country in the world", and to search for any cultural benefits he can reap for Kazakhstan's ministry of information. The mission becomes complicated when Borat finds himself an outsider in a new America, and also because of an over-whelming obsession he forms for Pamela Anderson.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Indeed, the man who invented Borat is a masterful improviser, brilliant comedian, courageous political satirist, and genuinely experimental film artist. Borat makes you laugh but Baron Cohen forces you to think...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

You won't know what outrageous fun is until you see Borat. High-five!

4.0
0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

Borat is, in many ways, an heir to the same kind of subversion of American norms that the transvestite Divine perfected in John Waters’ early films by literally eating shit and keeping her mother in a crib. Apparently, though, in the America of 2006, a foreigner can be just as much of an outsider as a drag queen was in 1971...

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The weapon wielded by Cohen and Charles is crudeness. People today, especially those in public life, can disguise prejudice in coded language and soft tones. Bigotry is ever so polite now. So the filmmakers mean to drag the beast out into the sunlight of brilliant satire and let everyone see the rotting, stinking, foul thing for what it is. When you laugh at something that is bad, it loses much of its power...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Absurd, outrageous, gross, disturbing, insightful, and so funny it’ll burst half the blood vessels in your face...

5.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Personally, I didn't find the film particularly offensive. Shocking? Yes. But Borat himself is not overly offensive. Rather than promoting bigotry, the naive actions of Borat reveal the prejudices of others with astounding ease. However, humour, as always, is in the belly-laugh of the beholder. Me? I laughed until I nearly hyperventilated...

4.0
0

Sexist. Homophobic. Racist. Anti-Semitic. Hilarious. Baron Cohen's Borat is so ingeniously written and created, and brings out the true prejudice and ignorance of the American underbelly.

5.0
0

You have to a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen and his of the wall humour to enjoy this luckly for me I love his work especially his roles as Ali G

4.0
0

Although it can come across as racist, the film is great fun and heavily quotable!

4.0
0

really great movie.This is my 2nd fave movie after Blades of Glory.I laughed so much each time i saw it .It is a bit offensive but I would have to say this is one of the most funniest movies ever made.

5.0
0

Genius

5.0
0

This movie isn't at all about Kazakhstan, or creating a photo-negative of PC blather. I understood Cohen's intent the first time round. With an superlative character, the American public he interviews finds themselves readily comfortable to express their true thoughts. This is what the movie is about. This is really an examination of the...

5.0
0

Really overrated.

2.0
0

Cohen attacks many of todays "avoid at all cost" sensitivities. For this at least its wortha watch, it is laugh out loud funny, but then you hope no one saw you do it. As E.d has said, kinda cringe worthy. Perhaps not as really funny as the subjects attacked could be but in the absence of any options, you should go see for yourself.

3.0
0

The sado-masochistically inclined Baron Cohen has hit upon a new vein of great mockumentary-meets-political satire stylings with an absolutely endless swathe of classic comedic and cringe-worthy moments. He also threads the chronicles of his road trip across the States together with a funny side-story, but its those moments of bewilderment on the faces...

4.0
0

I thought Borat was funny in parts, but at the same time some parts were very flat. Overrated, that's for sure.

3.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Indeed, the man who invented Borat is a masterful improviser, brilliant comedian, courageous political satirist, and genuinely experimental film artist. Borat makes you laugh but Baron Cohen forces you to think...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

You won't know what outrageous fun is until you see Borat. High-five!

4.0
0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

Borat is, in many ways, an heir to the same kind of subversion of American norms that the transvestite Divine perfected in John Waters’ early films by literally eating shit and keeping her mother in a crib. Apparently, though, in the America of 2006, a foreigner can be just as much of an outsider as a drag queen was in 1971...

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The weapon wielded by Cohen and Charles is crudeness. People today, especially those in public life, can disguise prejudice in coded language and soft tones. Bigotry is ever so polite now. So the filmmakers mean to drag the beast out into the sunlight of brilliant satire and let everyone see the rotting, stinking, foul thing for what it is. When you laugh at something that is bad, it loses much of its power...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Absurd, outrageous, gross, disturbing, insightful, and so funny it’ll burst half the blood vessels in your face...

5.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Personally, I didn't find the film particularly offensive. Shocking? Yes. But Borat himself is not overly offensive. Rather than promoting bigotry, the naive actions of Borat reveal the prejudices of others with astounding ease. However, humour, as always, is in the belly-laugh of the beholder. Me? I laughed until I nearly hyperventilated...

4.0
0

Sexist. Homophobic. Racist. Anti-Semitic. Hilarious. Baron Cohen's Borat is so ingeniously written and created, and brings out the true prejudice and ignorance of the American underbelly.

5.0
0

You have to a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen and his of the wall humour to enjoy this luckly for me I love his work especially his roles as Ali G

4.0
0

Although it can come across as racist, the film is great fun and heavily quotable!

4.0
0

really great movie.This is my 2nd fave movie after Blades of Glory.I laughed so much each time i saw it .It is a bit offensive but I would have to say this is one of the most funniest movies ever made.

5.0
0

Genius

5.0
0

This movie isn't at all about Kazakhstan, or creating a photo-negative of PC blather. I understood Cohen's intent the first time round. With an superlative character, the American public he interviews finds themselves readily comfortable to express their true thoughts. This is what the movie is about. This is really an examination of the...

5.0
0

Really overrated.

2.0
0

Cohen attacks many of todays "avoid at all cost" sensitivities. For this at least its wortha watch, it is laugh out loud funny, but then you hope no one saw you do it. As E.d has said, kinda cringe worthy. Perhaps not as really funny as the subjects attacked could be but in the absence of any options, you should go see for yourself.

3.0
0

The sado-masochistically inclined Baron Cohen has hit upon a new vein of great mockumentary-meets-political satire stylings with an absolutely endless swathe of classic comedic and cringe-worthy moments. He also threads the chronicles of his road trip across the States together with a funny side-story, but its those moments of bewilderment on the faces...

4.0
0

I thought Borat was funny in parts, but at the same time some parts were very flat. Overrated, that's for sure.

3.0
0