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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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
August 11, 2009
As with Borat, there are plenty of outrageous moments that will make you simultaneously laugh and squirm...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 11, 2009
I don't know if there are any comedians working today as fully dedicated to a joke as Sacha Baron Cohen.
| Original Score: B+
Andy Klein
Brand X
July 31, 2009
I thought it was hysterical. I'm just not sure I'll respect myself in the (metaphorical) morning.
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
July 30, 2009
Undeniably funny, but the targets are far too obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
July 30, 2009
Bruno's quest to become the most famous Austrian star 'since Hitler' is shocking, vulgar and shamelessly defamatory. It's also downright hilarious.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 29, 2009
Worth your time, but be prepared to be shocked and possibly disgusted in between the laughs -- or even during the laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 22, 2009
The movie is laced with edgy, eyebrow-singeing 'shock' moments, but Bruno himself belongs to a long tradition of English-mangling funny 'foreigners,' as portrayed by Peter Sellers, Sid Caesar, Danny Kaye and armies of radio and vaudeville comedians.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
July 17, 2009
Sacha Baron Cohen's smiling and gregarious Borat, as opposed to his haughty and selfish Bruno, scores much higher on the likeability scale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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