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

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Nick Pinkerton
Stop Smiling
June 8, 2016
For better or for worse, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is unique, an important movie, a multiplex comedy that doubles as a conceptual art epic.
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
September 19, 2009
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 | Original Score: 65/100
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 28, 2009
Often functions hilariously as an exposé of squirming American tolerance shading into condescension toward the rest of the world
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
July 10, 2009
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 | Original Score: A
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Ed Gonzalez
House Next Door
July 16, 2008
Borat's cultural learning is revealing, even if it doesn't adequately convey how it benefits glorious nation of Kazakhstan.
May 18, 2008
Borat is the funniest film imaginable right now.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
March 6, 2008
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.
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
David Ansen
Newsweek
November 1, 2007
The backlash just proves how deep a nerve the faux Kazakh journalist has hit.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
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 | Original Score: 5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
By the end, you're eager to wrap things up. Along the way, though, Borat is a helluva ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
July 10, 2007
Like great theatre, Borat holds up a mirror to its obliviously intolerant audience ... that serves as a shocking, but entertaining wake-up call.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 2, 2007
Borat may be marked as a clownish, regressive foreigner, but as often as not in America he seems right at home.
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
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 | Original Score: A
March 24, 2007
The genius of Borat is all in Sacha Baron Cohen's daring, edgy, unrestrained performance.
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
March 11, 2007
Not as good as the HBO show. Dumbed down by Larry Charles?
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 8, 2007
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 6, 2007
... contrary to what the cynical profess, it is possible to cheat an honest man. It's certainly easier to fool the naive and the innocent than your average wised-up consumer of pop culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
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