Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

Journalist Borat Sagdiyev leaves his native Kazakhstan to travel to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backward behavior generates… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 4, 2006
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Part satire, part shockumentary,Borat gets high-fives almost all-around for being offensive in the funniest possible way. Jagshemash!

David Ansen
Newsweek

The backlash just proves how deep a nerve the faux Kazakh journalist has hit.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I did find this to be one of the more inventive, aggressively offensive and insanely tasteless comedies in many a year. And yeah, that's a thumbs-up.

Nick Pinkerton
Stop Smiling

For better or for worse, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is unique, an important movie, a multiplex comedy that doubles as a conceptual art epic.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Borat is a serious work of social criticism. But it's also the funniest movie I've ever seen.

Tom Charity
CNN.com

Borat is so gut-bustingly funny it should carry a health warning.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Borat... is a not only a very good comedy but is also an interesting sociological experiment as to how numerous individuals in the USA would respond to a man such as Borat, and often the reactions are interesting and vastly entertaining.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The theory of comedy here is that you can get away with almost anything if you manage to make your target audience feel superior to the human beings being mocked on the screen.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Cohen's genius lies in combining the chameleon-like virtuosity of Peter Sellers with the balls-out fearlessness of the Jackass crew.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

Frequently uproarious and occasionally side-splitting -- but it's very hit-or-miss, prone to stretches of unnecessary crudeness and flat one-liners.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Sanjay Rema
Cohen gives a daring and terrific performance in this is hilarious mockumentary that is partly scripted, but mostly unscripted/ridiculous stunts that shock the… More
Christian C
Disgusting. It isn't funny to be made to feel uncomfortable for other people for 83 minutes unless you have a serious personality flaw.
Phil Hubbs
'Yagshemash!' The second film in the Cohen trilogy based on his original character creations that we all saw within his Ali G show. Now even though… More
Dead Angel
Why would anyone like this movie. Such a stupid movie. It's not even that funny.
Eugene Bernabe
It's crude, offensive, satirical and emphatic in the funniest of ways. Sacha Baron Cohen is brilliant as Borat. This mockumentary of a cross-country trip… More
Kevin M. Williams
My guess is that here is a film for some, but not for others. I am in the latter group. While pretending to spoof a poor Third World nation, it's… More