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

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Blacklisted after crashing a runway presentation, a flamboyant Austrian fashionista travels to the United States, where he hopes to launch a celebrity interview show. In his quest for superstardom, Brüno (Sacha Baron Cohen) sparks one outrageous situation after another, pushing the boundaries of decorum to the breaking point.

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Dan Mazer
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Jeff Schaffer
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Dan Mazer
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Jay Roach
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Anthony Hines
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Anthony Hardwick
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Wolfgang Held
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James M. Thomas
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Scott M. Davids
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Denise Hudson
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David Saenz de Maturana
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Lisa Marinaccio
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Erran Baron Cohen
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Ute Bergk
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Britt Woods
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All Critics (230) | Top Critics (67) | Fresh (155) | Rotten (75)

  • Well, when it's funny, it is funny, but it is only intermittently funny... What I'm saying, I think, is that the joke has worn thin.

    August 29, 2018 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    February 6, 2018 | Full Review…
  • I don't know if there are any comedians working today as fully dedicated to a joke as Sacha Baron Cohen.

    August 11, 2009 | Rating: B+
  • Undeniably funny, but the targets are far too obvious.

    July 30, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The film's one authentic moment has him stalking Harrison Ford, who tells him in no uncertain terms where to go; frankly, I was with Ford.

    July 17, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    July 13, 2009 | Full Review…

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  • Apr 02, 2015
    I hope I am not the only person not offended by this. Despite the controversies, it's not as bad as his other films, content wise. I actually laughed at the crude jokes, but at most I cringed. It deserves a watch, just once and wash your eyes after!
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 18, 2013
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  • May 15, 2013
    Moderately entertaining, and marginally clever. Kinda panders to the worst in us.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2013
    Bruno: It's just this bear took my clothes. He took everything apart from these condoms. "Borat was so 2006." I have a sort of love, hate thing going on with Bruno. At one glance, there's enough brilliant social commentary to make up for how over the top and downright disgusting at times, the film is sexually. Dildo machines, gerbils, everything can be shoved up there according to Bruno and it's all just a little too much. Like I said though, some of the social commentary is really well done. Bruno is a fashion show host in his native Austria. After destroying a runway show, he gets fired and heads to the United States to become uber-famous. He tries his luck with acting, with hosting, with sex tapes, and nothing works. He's a lost, gay, Austrian in America trying to find his niche. The plot is extremely thin, but it gives a lot of room to fuck with known people like Ron Paul and Paula Abdul.  There's a couple of scenes that actually had some brilliance behind them even though you may not realize it at the time. The scene where Bruno talks to Paula Abdul about her humanitarian efforts is simply hilarious and fantastic. Another high point was when Bruno was interviewing parents for their kids getting parts in whatever it was that he was doing. He would ask them if their children were comfortable around the most ludicrous stuff like burning phosphorous and then we would soon hear the parents answer back, "Yes."  This may not be the most civilized movie out there. I can't argue that it's all a bit much, but there's something to take away from it all. Apart from that, Sacha Baren Cohen is a pretty funny guy that can make some of the most ridiculous characters come to life. I'm not saying his characters are what we need to see, but there's some fun to be hand with the utter ridiculousness of every detail of his characters.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer

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