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Borat trickster Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the big screen to offer yet another stinging dose of sociopolitical satire in this comedy that finds him assuming the persona of gay fashionmonger Bruno, the self-proclaimed "voice of Austrian youth TV." Originally conceived as part of Baron Cohen's cult television series Da Ali G Show, the character of Bruno offered a cleverly costumed Baron Cohen the opportunity to highlight the absurdities of the fashion industry by interviewing unsuspecting fashion icons and other haute couture hangers-on. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Undeniably funny, but the targets are far too obvious."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"It's certainly not that there aren't a few funny moments in the film. There are, but overwhelmingly, Bruno's stunts are demeaning, they are insulting and they are really cruel."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"Sacha Baron Cohen's latest shock comedy Bruno is a nasty, tired and pointless retread of the gifted comedian's previous work."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"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."
‑ Adam Lippe, Regrettable Sincerity
"The first 45 minutes [...] might be the most concentrated bit of cinematic hilarity since Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"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."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"a hit-and-miss brand of humor, as likely to leave you squirming from embarrassment as howling with laughter."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
"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."
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"there are very little or no examples of comedic genius in this film"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"[Homophobia] deserves confrontation, but when done in the manner of the movie here, it is less enlightening than it is just plain squirmingly funny."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"There are lots of moments in this movie that are genuinely funny."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"There's good bad taste and then there's just plain bad bad, which is what describes most of Brüno."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"A plot synopsis doesn't quite capture the visceral thrill of our hero's bizarre and shocking adventure."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Staged or not, Cohen still displays a fearlessness and commitment to character unparalleled in the comedy world today."
‑ William Goss, Orlando Weekly
"Merely a collection of supposedly shocking jokes about homosexuality and gay sex."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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