Brüno (2009)



Critic Consensus: Crude and offensive, but with ample cultural insights and gut-busting laughs, Bruno is another outlandish and entertaining mockumentary from Sacha Baron Cohen.

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Borat trickster Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the big screen to offer yet another stinging dose of sociopolitical satire in this comedy that finds him assuming the persona of gay fashionmonger Bruno, the self-proclaimed "voice of Austrian youth TV." Originally conceived as part of Baron Cohen's cult television series Da Ali G Show, the character of Bruno offered a cleverly costumed Baron Cohen the opportunity to highlight the absurdities of the fashion industry by interviewing unsuspecting fashion icons and other haute couture hangers-on. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rating: R (for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: Larry Charles , Dan Mazer
Written By: Sacha Baron Cohen , Dan Mazer , Jeff Schaffer , Anthony Hines
In Theaters: wide
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Undeniably funny, but the targets are far too obvious.

Full Review… | July 30, 2009
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Wholly unsuitable for children, yet propelled by a nagging puerility that will appeal only to those in the vortex of puberty, or to adults who have failed to progress beyond it.

Full Review… | July 13, 2009
New Yorker
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There are lots of moments in this movie that are genuinely funny.

Full Review… | July 13, 2009
At the Movies
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It's certainly not that there aren't a few funny moments in the film. There are, but overwhelmingly, Bruno's stunts are demeaning, they are insulting and they are really cruel.

Full Review… | July 13, 2009
At the Movies
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a hit-and-miss brand of humor, as likely to leave you squirming from embarrassment as howling with laughter.

Full Review… | July 10, 2009
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
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There's good bad taste and then there's just plain bad bad, which is what describes most of Brüno.

Full Review… | July 10, 2009
Christian Science Monitor
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