Max's Review of Bruno
A project that lacks almost everything that made its predecessor Borat so funny: charm, originality, and wit. This second attempt seems forced, loses all sense of spontaneity, and devolves into a spectacle of foolishness without any purpose. If Cohen had stuck to the formula of his earlier film and exposed real people's fear of homosexuals, the movie might have had an impact, but as it is I guess he didn't think that was enough, so he had to also lampoon celebrity culture worship. But you mix the two and the message is not as clear, and not anywhere near as funny. Boo, Cohen. A couple funny bits ("A bear ate all my clothes, save for these condoms") do not a picture make.