• R, 1 hr. 23 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Larry Charles
    In Theaters:
    Aug 4, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 6, 2007
  • 20th Century Fox


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

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Borat... is a not only a very good comedy but is also an interesting sociological experiment as to how numerous individuals in the USA would respond to a man such as Borat, and often the reactions are interesting and vastly entertaining.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 6, 2010
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

Frequently uproarious and occasionally side-splitting -- but it's very hit-or-miss, prone to stretches of unnecessary crudeness and flat one-liners.

Full Review Source: Film and Felt | Original Score: 65/100

September 19, 2009
Fernando F. Croce

Often functions hilariously as an exposé of squirming American tolerance shading into condescension toward the rest of the world

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 28, 2009
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Borat is the rare comedy that operates without a safety net. Cohen and director Larry Charles' film provides constant laughter and surprises while daring the viewer to be rightfully offended.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: A

July 10, 2009
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Although I knew it was dishonest, cynical, and the ultimate in cheap-shot humor, I laughed more at Borat than at any other film this year. So I guess the joke is on me.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

April 23, 2009
Ed Gonzalez
House Next Door

Borat's cultural learning is revealing, even if it doesn't adequately convey how it benefits glorious nation of Kazakhstan.

Full Review Source: House Next Door

July 16, 2008

Borat is the funniest film imaginable right now.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 5/5

May 18, 2008
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

The most impressive ingredient is Cohen, whose inflection and timing are dead-on as he negotiates a vague accent, a native language composed of gibberish and a sprinkling of Polish, and a way of making tired American jokes funny again.

March 6, 2008
Brandon Fibbs

America, you got punk'd and the result is horrifying. Borat paints a picture of the American landscape that would induce nightmares were you not laughing so hard.

Full Review Source: BrandonFibbs.com | Original Score: 7/10

February 28, 2008
David Ansen
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The backlash just proves how deep a nerve the faux Kazakh journalist has hit.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

November 1, 2007
Rob Gonsalves

A rude punk-rock snapshot of an America that quails at two men kissing but cheers the notion of George W. Bush drinking the blood of 'every man, woman and child in Iraq.'

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

July 23, 2007
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

By the end, you're eager to wrap things up. Along the way, though, Borat is a helluva ride.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 14, 2007
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

Like great theatre, Borat holds up a mirror to its obliviously intolerant audience ... that serves as a shocking, but entertaining wake-up call.

Full Review Source: DVD Review

July 10, 2007
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

Borat may be marked as a clownish, regressive foreigner, but as often as not in America he seems right at home.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film

July 2, 2007
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

There is little that is subtle about the Borat film - it's a "make sex on your face" kind of experience, an onslaught of Jew, Gay, "foreign", Baptist and Texan jokes. It's also very, very funny.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: A

June 21, 2007

The genius of Borat is all in Sacha Baron Cohen's daring, edgy, unrestrained performance.

Full Review Source: UGO

March 24, 2007
Louis Proyect

Not as good as the HBO show. Dumbed down by Larry Charles?

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews

March 11, 2007
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Uma comédia não apenas engraçadíssima (algo cada vez mais raro), mas também inteligente e repleta de observações importantes sobre a Sociedade norte-americana contemporânea.

| Original Score: 5/5

March 8, 2007

En se donnant lui-même carte blanche, Cohen conféra une étonnante crédibilité à un personnage qui, en soi, n'en a absolument aucune.

Full Review Source: Panorama | Original Score: 8/10

February 26, 2007
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Un falso documental bastante transgresor e irregular que desafía lo políticamente correcto. Su mayor logro es desnudar la hipocresía, el racismo y la xenofobia del estadounidense promedio.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

February 22, 2007
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
March 3, 2012

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