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  • Summary: After being ousted from the fashion community during a hi-profile mishap on a Milan runway, the uber-famous fashion correspondent, Bruno, heads to the U.S. to try and straighten himself out.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. The movie is a toxic dart aimed at the spangly new heart of American hypocrisy: our fake-tolerant, fake-charitable, fake-liberated-yet-still madly-closeted fame culture.
  2. 83
    Cohen no longer has freshness and novelty on his side, but he’s retained the power to shock, offend, provoke, unsettle, and most importantly, entertain a jaded, desensitized public.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    Brüno offers more shock value for your moviegoing dollar than any other movie this year.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    60
    The problem with shock comedy is that it works in its purest form only the first time. Where do you go after you've gone too far? No artist can get heads to swivel and stomachs to turn indefinitely.
  5. Reviewed by: James Adams
    50
    Brüno is likely to be the funniest thing you'll see on a screen this summer. Which is precisely its problem: it's a thing , not a movie – if, that is, you believe a movie should be more than an accumulation of prankish set-pieces flimsily strung over 80 skimpy minutes.
  6. There's good bad taste and then there's just plain bad bad, which is what describes most of Brüno.
  7. Here’s the bad news: Brüno is no "Borat." Here’s the worse news: Brüno crosses the line, like a besotted sprinter, from hilariously to genuinely awful.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 177
  2. Negative: 61 out of 177
  1. GavinP.
    Dec 21, 2009
    10
    Cohen shows us just how stupid modern Western culture really is.
  2. JohnS
    Jul 14, 2009
    10
    Here is my theory: - Most modern women find the movie really hilarious - Men with rational/open mind find the movie hilarious. Following Here is my theory: - Most modern women find the movie really hilarious - Men with rational/open mind find the movie hilarious. Following crowd are likely going to detest the movie: - Men with rigid mindset of female nudity - Men who cannot imagine fragility of masculinity. I am as straight man as you can get, and I am here to tell you that the movie is totally comic, and I do not remember laughing so hard for another movie. I enjoyed this movie better than Borat. FWIW, I would never watch a love story -- be it Titanic or Brokeback Mountain. Expand
  3. ZacH
    Aug 3, 2009
    9
    I thought Bruno was fantastic i would give it a ten but i thought it was too short and i am a perfectly straight man but i must say the I thought Bruno was fantastic i would give it a ten but i thought it was too short and i am a perfectly straight man but i must say the beginning is very graphic. Expand
  4. moonwaffle6
    Jul 10, 2009
    7
    This movie is exhausting in its inconsistency and cruelty. the character bruno is more obnoxious, lewder, and his racial satire is moreThis movie is exhausting in its inconsistency and cruelty. the character bruno is more obnoxious, lewder, and his racial satire is more cringe-inducing than borat. as for the movie itself, it bounces from brilliance to hilarious awkwardness, to just plain awful scenes that fail on all accounts. All that being said, i still loved it. Just be prepared for less cleverness and more shock value this time around. Expand
  5. PeterO.
    Jul 11, 2009
    5
    Bruno is a poor follow-up to Borat. It does contain some funny clips and moments, but they are heavily overshadowed by shocking and Bruno is a poor follow-up to Borat. It does contain some funny clips and moments, but they are heavily overshadowed by shocking and disgusting sex scenes, some including anal sex and other gay endeavours. This seems to be a movie that you either love or hate so I recommend that you see it for yourself and make your own final decision. 5/10. Expand
  6. Mar 7, 2014
    1
    borat was terrible now this are u kidding me this **** . i got a few laughs but this is wrost then hugo go watch the dicator instead this isborat was terrible now this are u kidding me this **** . i got a few laughs but this is wrost then hugo go watch the dicator instead this is not my fav film Expand
  7. JerryB
    Jul 10, 2009
    0
    This was possibly the worst movie I have ever seen - there may have been one funny moment, but I don't recall it.

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