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

2006

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

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Part satire, part shockumentary,Borat gets high-fives almost all-around for being offensive in the funniest possible way. Jagshemash!

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Journalist Borat Sagdiyev leaves his native Kazakhstan to travel to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backward behavior generates strong reactions around him, exposing prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture. In some cases, Borat's interview subjects embrace his outrageous views on race and sex by agreeing with him, while others attempt to offer a patriotic lesson in Western values.

Cast

Sacha Baron Cohen
as Borat Sagdiyev
Luenell
as Luenell
Spirea Ciorobea
as Village Mechanic and Abortionist
Pat Haggerty
as Pat Haggerty
Alan Keyes
as Alan Keyes
Pamela Anderson
as Pamela Anderson
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Critic Reviews for Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

All Critics (220) | Top Critics (49) | Fresh (200) | Rotten (20)

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

    Nov 1, 2007 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

    Newsweek
    Top Critic
  • Borat is a serious work of social criticism. But it's also the funniest movie I've ever seen.

    Nov 22, 2006 | Rating: A
  • The theory of comedy here is that you can get away with almost anything if you manage to make your target audience feel superior to the human beings being mocked on the screen.

    Nov 15, 2006

    Andrew Sarris

    Observer
    Top Critic
  • I did find this to be one of the more inventive, aggressively offensive and insanely tasteless comedies in many a year. And yeah, that's a thumbs-up.

    Nov 13, 2006
  • Borat is so gut-bustingly funny it should carry a health warning.

    Nov 4, 2006 | Full Review…

    Tom Charity

    CNN.com
    Top Critic
  • Cohen's genius lies in combining the chameleon-like virtuosity of Peter Sellers with the balls-out fearlessness of the Jackass crew.

    Nov 3, 2006 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Nathan Rabin

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

  • Mar 29, 2016
    This IS my single favorite comedy movie of all time. Sacha Baron Cohen has always been really great with his mockumentary characters like Ali G and of course, Borat. But this movie truly shows the range of his fabulous writing and dialogue and his incredibly acting skills that open the door for other fun cameos like Pamela Anderson, who he is incredibly in love with. This is one of the best movies that Cohen has ever made and it is also one of those films that is always worth watching again.
    Lasse G Super Reviewer
  • Aug 01, 2013
    It's crude, offensive, satirical and emphatic in the funniest of ways. Sacha Baron Cohen is brilliant as Borat. This mockumentary of a cross-country trip around America from the eyes of a joyous tourist explores the truthful and boasting culture of American society. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is a pushy film that is highlighted by the characterization of its main character and morality of the trek across a nation. 3.5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • May 15, 2013
    Disgusting. It isn't funny to be made to feel uncomfortable for other people for 83 minutes unless you have a serious personality flaw.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 14, 2013
    Mixes seamlessly live unconfortable interviews with an actual plot with outrageous offensive results that are absolutly genius on making a point but are also there just for giggles. There's a joke at every corner and pretty much every single one is pure gold. Definently one of the most important and funny comedies on the 00s.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer

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