Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

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

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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
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 11, 2007
To my mind, BORAT may have worked better on the small screen and in smaller amounts. At only 82 minutes, the movie felt padded out and it began to peter out.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Edward Douglas
November 3, 2006
It's sad that anyone can claim brilliance to this unoriginal one-joke character.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mark R. Leeper
November 8, 2006
Dreadful hardly seems to cover this film. BORAT is a barrage of is one stupid vulgarity after another.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/10
David Cornelius
November 7, 2006
Cohen's mix of ineptitude and laziness propels this to become one of the worst comedies in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 3, 2006
A cinematic stunt that works occasionally, but not often enough.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Tony Medley
November 6, 2006
Another anti-intellectual attempt at comedy with jokes that concentrate on male nudity, stupid ingenuity, gay sex, and excrement. Unfortunately, irreverence does not always equate to quality humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 7, 2006
Candid Camera crossed with Jackass ... Candidly, Cohen can be a politically incorrect laugh riot, but he's often just lewd and crude, comrade.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
November 10, 2006
... the male-oriented humor in this movie goes right in the toilet, literally, and never recovers.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
December 1, 2006
After a while, the gaggle of idiots, creeps and stuffed shirts Borat comes in contact with becomes repetitive.
Jason Solomons
October 28, 2006
The more I think about the film, the less amusing it becomes.
Harvey S. Karten
October 27, 2006
Politically reactionary: the satire attacks the kind, the vulnerable, the 'little guy,' not the more appropriate satiric targets, namely the rich, the powerful, the corrupt.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 18, 2006
A film that ignites the baser passions, satisfies the lowest common denominator and makes sure that it offends equally. That is the film's weakness and why it is a quick hit with no lasting value.
Hannah Brown
Jerusalem Post
April 27, 2006
The film is dragged down again and again when the filmmakers go dumb and dumber.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 2, 2006
Hold the hyperbole...isn't a work of genius, just a cable comedy sketch with some sharply funny bits but overextended, needlessly crude and ultimately...smug.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
November 2, 2006
It's offensively funny in places but it can't sustain itself for a feature length running time and it's not nearly as clever or as fun as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Cynthia Fuchs
November 9, 2006
Like Borat, Luenelle's a joke as well as a means to target others. But unlike Borat, she doesn't have her own movie.
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
November 10, 2006
Great satire, perhaps, but remarkably painful.
Full Review| Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
November 15, 2006
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.
Russell Baillie
New Zealand Herald
December 30, 2006
There's something about Baron Cohen's fervent and frankly Oscar-worthy performance that makes you wonder if somewhere up there, Peter Sellers is enjoying a good chuckle at his heir apparent.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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