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Bruno Reviews

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Joanna Hunkin
New Zealand Herald
June 22, 2016
Add to that a spectacular celebrity-studded finale and you have a very successful, if not quite as original, follow up to one of the funniest films of this century.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 6, 2012
Sacha Baron Cohen's latest shock comedy Bruno is a nasty, tired and pointless retread of the gifted comedian's previous work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
February 1, 2011
if mixed martial arts fans who view the film are forever after afraid of fighters getting aroused during a ground-and-pound session on the mat, then Baron Cohen did the job right.
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 27, 2010
A plot synopsis doesn't quite capture the visceral thrill of our hero's bizarre and shocking adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Adam Lippe
Regrettable Sincerity
September 12, 2010
The only thing Cohen can do is to throw the character's sexuality in people's faces, but there are several brilliant sequences of baiting and utilizing American gay panic that really hit the satirical button.
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
December 17, 2009
there are very little or no examples of comedic genius in this film
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
William Goss
Orlando Weekly
December 17, 2009
Staged or not, Cohen still displays a fearlessness and commitment to character unparalleled in the comedy world today.
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
December 17, 2009
The first 45 minutes [...] might be the most concentrated bit of cinematic hilarity since Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
November 24, 2009
[Homophobia] deserves confrontation, but when done in the manner of the movie here, it is less enlightening than it is just plain squirmingly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 19, 2009
Merely a collection of supposedly shocking jokes about homosexuality and gay sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
November 18, 2009
You can watch Bruno purely as outrageousness or you can view it while pondering where the line is - or should be - between incisive social commentary and misanthropy.
| Original Score: 73/100
Adam Lippe
Examiner.com
November 17, 2009
The only thing Cohen can do is to throw the character's sexuality in people's faces, but there are several brilliant sequences of baiting and utilizing American gay panic that really hit the satirical button.
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
November 16, 2009
For all of its button-pushing, the end result is almost as superficial as its egocentric hero.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 7, 2009
There are more consequences of his situations than there are laughs derived from them. Not everyone around here is a Howard Stern.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 23, 2009
What "Bruno" may lack in setup innovation, character conviction or "Borat's" inherent sweetness, it makes up for by pushing things beyond points of comfort or, in some cases, personal safety. Successfully uproarious in slaying social stratification.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 31, 2009
As outlandish as the central character is, he uncovers some biting truths that no comedy writer could invent any better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
In the end, Bruno simply isn't as funny as Borat. ... Mr. Baron Cohen is too often forcing the issue instead of letting the humor emerge organically.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 25, 2009
Illustrates not the public's gullibility but a comic's waning sense of danger
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 21, 2009
Bruno has one crucial element Borat lacked, a satirical point of view.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
August 15, 2009
Artificial e cruel quando deveria ser espontâneo e instigante, finalmente acaba cometendo um erro fatal para qualquer comédia: leva o espectador a sentir dó das "vítimas" de seu astro.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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