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Bruno Reviews

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March 16, 2018
... absurd displays of cheap controversy. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 6, 2018
Baron Cohen is, without doubt, the ballsiest comic of his generation-and one of the brightest. But it's hard to imagine him taking the guerrilla shock tactics of Borat and Brüno any further.
January 2, 2018
What's most consistently brilliant about the film is Baron Cohen's acting. He never breaks character for a second.
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
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
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.
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
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.
December 17, 2009
there are very little or no examples of comedic genius in this film
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
December 17, 2009
Staged or not, Cohen still displays a fearlessness and commitment to character unparalleled in the comedy world today.
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-
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
November 19, 2009
Merely a collection of supposedly shocking jokes about homosexuality and gay sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 73/100
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.
November 16, 2009
For all of its button-pushing, the end result is almost as superficial as its egocentric hero.
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
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
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
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
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