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

November 1, 2007
The backlash just proves how deep a nerve the faux Kazakh journalist has hit.
November 22, 2006
Borat is a serious work of social criticism. But it's also the funniest movie I've ever seen.
Read More | Original Score: A
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.
November 13, 2006
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.
November 4, 2006
Borat is so gut-bustingly funny it should carry a health warning.
November 3, 2006
Cohen's genius lies in combining the chameleon-like virtuosity of Peter Sellers with the balls-out fearlessness of the Jackass crew.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 3, 2006
In an era of stale, formulaic comedies, this uproarious and ribald faux documentary is like a hit of pure oxygen.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 3, 2006
Somewhere in standup comedy heaven Andy Kaufman is smiling. Possibly even busting a gut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 3, 2006
The cheerfully tasteless Borat is often screamingly funny and almost never dull, and that's more than I can say for just about every comedy to grace screens this year.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2006
It's so inventive, so rich with comic moments, so outrageous, so shocking and unexpected, and so willing to be offensive that it consistently leaves viewers off balance -- and howling. This is a film by an original and significant comic intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 3, 2006
Borat leaves no ethnicity, no religious or social order (well, maybe one or two) unmocked. Both the glorious U.S. and A. and the beautiful Kazakhstan get pilloried by Baron Cohen and his sublimely silly, unapologetically offensive shtick.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 3, 2006
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is as fearless as mockumentaries get.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 3, 2006
Crude, confrontational and stunningly sick, it's a movie made in the fringe tradition of Pink Flamingos, featuring a performer who seems to be willing to do anything for the camera.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 3, 2006
Put on two pairs of underwear and try to stay dry through one of the most uproariously -- or, in the case of the nude wrestling scene between Borat and his morbidly obese producer, disgustingly -- funny movies in a very long time.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
November 3, 2006
Flat-out hilarious -- arguably the funniest American comedy since Airplane!
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 3, 2006
Expect to laugh uproariously; expect to choke back horror and revulsion, often at yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2006
When Borat is good, it's very, very good, and when it's bad, it's box-office gold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2006
Borat packs all the intellectual punch of the standard pack of ultra-serious Oscar hopefuls. Plus it makes you laugh until your lungs hurt. And that's why it's one of the best movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 3, 2006
All you think while you're watching is how could people be so amusingly stupid, and why can't I quit laughing at the sight of two naked men wrestling?
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2006
Don't see Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan if you're easily offended by . . . never mind.
Read More | Original Score: B+
November 3, 2006
I highly recommend Borat to anyone like myself with zero emotional I.Q., those with a thick skin for when former friends decide you're a moron by association, and the wise people who believe that Jackass was shafted for the 2002 Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2006
Very nice! I like Borat very much.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 3, 2006
A comic put-on of awe-inspiring crudity and death-defying satire and by a long shot the funniest film of the year. It is Jackass with a brain and Mark Twain with full frontal male nudity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 2, 2006
Borat may be dangerous to abdominal health; there must be a limit to how many convulsions a belly can take without trauma.
November 2, 2006
You will laugh at Borat, you really will, but the laughter will sometimes stick in your throat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 2, 2006
The brilliance of Borat is that its comedy is as pitiless as its social satire, and as brainy.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2006
In the words of the man himself, Borat is Big Success.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 2, 2006
Its best jokes approach some savage, atavistic core of cultural taboo and make the viewer wonder: Is it really possible to laugh at this? But by the time you formulate that question, it's too late: You're already laughing.
November 2, 2006
A perfect combination of slapstick and satire that manages to appeal to our basest common denominators while brilliantly skewering racism, anti-Semitism, sexism and that peculiarly American affliction: we're-number-one-ism.
November 2, 2006
Borat is the funniest comedy I've seen since I don't know when.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 2, 2006
Conceptually brilliant and fearlessly executed, it rewrites the rules of screen comedy, presenting something never before seen on film: a gene-splice of Andy Kaufman's high-wire character humor and caught-on-the-street pranks from Punk'd.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
November 2, 2006
The trailer makes Borat seem like a harmless farce, but the movie is among the most offensive ever made. And among the funniest.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2006
As clever as he is crude, Cohen alchemizes bad-taste comedy into Strangelovean satire.
November 2, 2006
Borat is a comedy whose lengthy title is difficult to remember, and whose incendiary humor is impossible to forget. It is the most insanely funny movie of this, or any other, year.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
November 2, 2006
As the man from Kazakhstan likes to say: Great success!
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
November 2, 2006
Hilarious, and purposefully offensive.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 2, 2006
Crash -- to say nothing of Michael Moore -- has nothing on this.
November 2, 2006
This is the finest and most thoughtful comedy released so far this century.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
November 2, 2006
Paraphrasing Kurt Vonnegut, there are few things more quintessentially American than embarrassment... Borat IS the quintessential movie comedy of our times -- whether you like it or not.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 1, 2006
The people Borat talks to become the symbolic heart of America -- a place where intolerance is worn, increasingly, with pride.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 31, 2006
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.
October 30, 2006
It's consistently double-over-laughing hilarious, never an easy feat when you're extending a comedy sketch into a full-length film.
October 30, 2006
[Borat] is equipped, like an F-15 Eagle, to engage multiple targets at once.
October 30, 2006
Is Borat the funniest comedy of the year? Almost certainly -- but what's the competition?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
October 28, 2006
Sacha Baron Cohen is one of this country's funniest performers, and the biggest pleasures of Borat lie in simply watching him goof off, and in watching 'real' people's incredulity as he does so.
October 27, 2006
Borat will make you laugh till it hurts, and you'll still beg for more.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 20, 2006
Borat is an astonishingly entertaining picture, and it's a testament to Cohen's gifts that he can pull off a feat as extravagant and as fully realized as this one is.
September 13, 2006
For once it's true: Borat has to be seen to be believed.
September 13, 2006
Uproariously funny.