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  • Summary: The movie film is a government assigned project to broaden and enlight people and glory of nation. Cultural learning is emportant to follow on global basis. We make our nation a better and more convenient place for house and living. Kazakhs are progressive and asstonishing people that with conclusion of project will have new optimistic approach in daily life in world of same people. Our film will bring the US & A closer to us. We help with needs of kazakh knowledge and Us&a culture is positive step for future of our glorious nation. (20th Century Fox) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: Dan Jolin
    100
    Absurd, outrageous, gross, disturbing, insightful, and so funny it’ll burst half the blood vessels in your face.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    100
    A comic put-on of awe-inspiring crudity and death-defying satire and by a long shot the funniest film of the year. It is "Jackass" with a brain and Mark Twain with full frontal male nudity.
  3. 100
    Very nice. I like Borat very much. I think it is, as everybody has been saying, the funniest movie in years.
  4. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    90
    Uproariously funny mockumentary.
  5. Baron Cohen brings scary conviction to the performance.
  6. The weapon wielded by Cohen and Charles is crudeness. People today, especially those in public life, can disguise prejudice in coded language and soft tones. Bigotry is ever so polite now. So the filmmakers mean to drag the beast out into the sunlight of brilliant satire and let everyone see the rotting, stinking, foul thing for what it is. When you laugh at something that is bad, it loses much of its power.
  7. Except for a screamingly funny climax in which he attempts to kidnap Pamela Anderson (who reportedly wasn't in on the joke), I found the Borat feature (directed by Larry Charles, who does similar duties on "Curb Your Enthusiasm") depressing; and the paroxysms of the audience reinforced the feeling that I was watching a bearbaiting or pigsticking.

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  1. Oct 6, 2010
    10
    It's a little genius of a comic film with a genius comic behind him. Baron Cohen somehow mixes the ridiculous with the believeable to make people think he really is Borat and then makes the American people look stupid and foolish. But is there some dark, underlying, non-comic theme here? Maybe America isn't such a great nation as we all like to think. Expand
  2. Oct 7, 2011
    10
    A one of a kind film that is as cuttingly insightful as is it incredibly funny. Borat cleverly manipulates people into saying what they really mean and showing their true selves through various interviews and surreal situations. He engages with multiple elements of modern America and manages to extract humor by pushing them past their comfort zones. The fact that a story was intertwined with all this only adds to the films excellence. Expand
  3. May 17, 2012
    10
    This is the first Sacha Baron Cohen movie I have ever seen (Hugo doesn't count) and I have to say....it lived up to my expectations. Everyone I know has been telling me to watch this film and it truly is one of the funniest films I have ever seen. From beginning to end, there is not one boring scene. Sacha Baron Cohen is a great comic and the biggest "troll" of all time. Every single thing he does in this film is hilarious throughout from running nude in a hotel all the way to attempting to kidnap Pamela Anderson. Borat is just plain fun...not for the whole family though. I'm sure Cohen has many haters for this film but I see it as just him doing his job, being an entertainer. And he really delivers. Expand
  4. j30
    Feb 13, 2012
    8
    Borat is a flat out hilarious movie, where Sacha Baron Cohen shins on every level. The only reason I don't give the movie a 10 is some of the scenes go on for way too long and kind of lose their welcome. Regardless I highly recommend this film. Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2013
    8
    A generally offensive, gross and a laugh-out-loud funny movie. There's a lot of laughs to be had, and it's uniquely created by actually combining real-time events with characters made for the story. It's a movie not to be forgotten for it's uniqueness and by the laughs that you'll definitely get by watching this (Final Score: 8.02) Expand
  6. Nov 22, 2012
    7
    It's not for everyone, Let's just get that clear. It's the kind of humor that some people will find hilarious while others find it stupid. That being said, It's still a funny film imo and pretty memorable as well. I liked it. Expand
  7. Jul 10, 2011
    0
    Usually I'm not one to leave a movie in-progress, but I couldn't stand this one. I made it about twenty minutes before turning it off. I was quite pleased that I hadn't wasted movie fare on this unfunny, low-brow stinkburger. Expand

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