Reviews

Dec 4, 2020
Cohen seems to understand that the film's shock value is automatically lower because of how deadened audiences have grown to political satire, so he relies more heavily on sitcom jokes to compensate and largely succeeds.
Nov 18, 2020
It's the opposite of what a Borat film should feel like: business as usual.
Nov 12, 2020
The risks that Baron Cohen took here - both artistic and personal - are admirable. And the pay-off is worth a lifetime of being subjected to the words "very nice!"
Nov 10, 2020
Bakalova is terrific in her first film made outside Bulgaria...[she] adds some much-needed emotional depth to what is otherwise a movie that isn't as funny or as revealing as it thinks it is.
Nov 6, 2020
Underneath it all it's got an empathy and an urgency the first Borat seemed to lack, thanks to its focus and the family at its center. That's very nice.
Oct 30, 2020
It has a particular political punch...Not as funny as it should have been, but there are some very good moments in it.
Oct 30, 2020
Into possibly the least hilarious year on record, he has come: not the Borat we deserve, maybe, but the one we need right now.
Oct 28, 2020
A feature-length exercise in gratuitous insult and unpleasantness, it illuminates almost nothing about America that we don't already see in mainstream and social media every day.
Oct 27, 2020
Borat is hardly Borat anymore.
Oct 26, 2020
It is enormously entertaining and for the reasons listed above a healthy treatment to whatever anxieties plaguing us a little more than a week leading up to the election. Whatever faults it has aren't deadly.
Oct 26, 2020
What we get instead of the familiar indictment of garden variety, casual racism is a blistering summation of what might be deemed the alternative facts era.
Oct 26, 2020
Borat may be the Little Tramp's evil twin, but he's also Forrest Gump's smarter brother, and he knows exactly what's in that box of chocolates - and how they're making us sick.
Oct 26, 2020
Baron Cohen gets America. In fact, he gets the world. It's a good thing someone understands us. In this time of trouble, the mirror held up by Sacha and co is just what we need.
Oct 24, 2020
Like it or hate it, the second Borat film, like the first one, offers the captivating quality of a train wreck or fatal car crash - even when you're horrified, you can't look away.
Oct 24, 2020
There's no shortage of attempts to shock, albeit with diminishing returns if this isn't your first subjection to Borat.
Oct 24, 2020
It's not as good as the first Borat -- nothing could be -- but I laughed a lot.
Oct 24, 2020
It is intermittently very funny... Maria Bakalova is terrific in it, but the difference I think between the first film and this is that it's hard to do Borat stuff in a world where reality -- forgive the expression -- "trumps" drama.
Oct 24, 2020
Where Borat was once an outrageous outlier, he's become just another proud bigot wandering the countryside. Or to put it another way: Our culture has finally caught up to Borat. That can't be a good thing.
Oct 23, 2020
Borat 2 suffers from the same problem that has plagued Cohen's work since his breakout... But those old weaknesses can't overshadow that, when Cohen hits the right target, this is dangerous, brilliant filmmaking.
Oct 23, 2020
Bakalova plunges into it with aplomb and steals the show from Baron Cohen, who mostly reprises his old shtick, tricking people into saying things they probably wouldn't want to be seen onscreen saying.