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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
This mockumentary provides some of the most fearless acts of transgressive comedy in years.
"...finding itself the butt of one of the most elaborate and ingeniously orchestrated pranks of all time. And like..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Sacha Baron Cohen's satirical creation remains hit-or-miss, but those hits ...
"...and suing people. That's the moment that the new Borat mockumentary went from "a movie" to a hammer blow..."

Oct. 23, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno is less specific and less interesting than Borat – and therefore less funny.
"...mostly overlooked Ali G Indahouse and 2006's hugely successful Borat – is a lot like its rampantly gay, Viennese..."

July 10, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sherlock Gnomes
Gnomeo and Juliet sequel heads to London. For reasons.
"...and thinking, “Really? It’s 2011, and we’re still doing Borat mankini jokes?” Well, welcome to Sherlock Gnomes, a sequel..."

March 30, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Brothers Grimsby
Sacha Baron Cohen's spy comedy goes awry
"...ago, his culturally tone-deaf but ever-curious Kazakhstanian reporter named Borat delivered a laudable, smartass commentary on America and Americans,..."

March 18, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Dictator
Sacha Baron Cohen opts for scripted comedy this time and lands many good jokes and new offenses, but the target is soft and unmissable.
"...for scripted comedy rather than the guerrilla tactics of Borat and Brüno, which used interactions with unwitting foils to..."

May 18, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Meet the Spartans
The working title says it all: Not Another Scary Epic Teen Date Movie.
"...small army of fat boys and no-gooders vs. Xerxes (Borat's Davitian) and his bloodthirsty Persians, but it definitely didn't..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Top 10 Most Read Film Reviews of 2020
The pandemic picks you wanted to read about
"...transportation, and horseback rides on the beach" here. 3: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm..."

Dec. 19, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Luv Doc: Long-Distance Relationships
For those willing to believe in the impossible, anything is possible
"...driven by the pope ... while he's wearing a Borat-style banana hammock. Now, I will be the first to..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Column by The Luv Doc

Cuban Fury
Nick Frost is a schlubby guy who's gotta dance.
" pursue his ambitions. He’s a sweet version of Borat who dances off with the film...."

April 18, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Johnny Knoxville unleashes jackassery on unsuspecting bystanders while dressed as 86-year-old Irving Zisman and accompanied by his equally brazen 8-year-old grandson.
"...deadbeat dad. Using hidden-camera lensing in the style of Borat and Bruno, Bad Grandpa has the duo inflict their..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Luv Doc Recommends: Goblin Gayla
Tiniest Bar in Texas, Saturday, October 23, 2010
"...that skimpy costumes aren't scary. Au contraire. Not even Borat can rock a Borat slingshot without making normal people..."

Oct. 22, 2010 Column by The Luv Doc

Bill Maher walks with the angels in this documentary, which he uses as his pulpit to proselytize the gospel of doubt.
"...also a testament to the contributions of director Charles (Borat, Curb Your Enthusiasm), who needs no more than this..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kazakhstan's Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film is an epic drama about the early years of Genghis Khan.
"...nation's payback for the indignities inflicted upon them by Borat. Sure, they may be mired in a post-Soviet, pre-Western-bloc..."

June 20, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Let's Go to Prison
Bob Odenkirk directs this comedy written by the Reno 911! team, but consider this one disarmed and extremely pointless.
"...subsequent comedy outings to the highest watermark that is Borat for the foreseeable future. Sasha Baron Cohen's buffoonish Kazakhstanian..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Will Ferrell runs comic circles around NASCAR.
"...nemesis (though can anything top Cohen’s inspired alter ego, Borat?) – though the filmmakers do squeeze every possible joke..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Marjorie Baumgarten's Top 10 of 2020
"An eye toward 2020 hindsight"
"...6) Borat Subsequent Moviefilm..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Marc Savlov's Top 10 of 2020 in Film
"No cinematography necessary"
"...10) Borat Subsequent Moviefilm..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Luv Doc: Frozen
Plenty of people love a good schvitz!
" equally easy for your husband to buy a Borat slingshot thong, an industrialized mister fan, and a few..."

Oct. 23, 2020 Column by The Luv Doc

From the Vaults: Reheating Old Dishes
The studios serve up a sequel and a spinoff for Thanksgiving audiences
" Sacha Baron Cohen (before his film breakout in Borat), and he returned for Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, which..."

Nov. 27, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Austin Film Festival: Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero
Maz Jobrani strikes a rich vein of comedy
"...calls to mind comic forerunners like Inspector Clouseau and Borat, although Jimmy is ridiculous in his own asinine way..."

Oct. 26, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Spanish Tragedie
The Baron's Men make this revenge drama by one of Shakespeare's contemporaries an absolute joy to behold
"...calls to mind the iconic Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat starring in La Cage Aux Folles. In fact, a..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Evans

SXSW Film Unveils March Lineup
So much ado!
"...department chair Paul Stekler reunites with Vote for Me collaborators Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, and Peter Odabashian for Getting..."

Jan. 31, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The LuvDoc's Celebrity Corner
A chat with Meg Bodi, master of esthetics
"...hard apple cider. She might as well have been Borat. Nonetheless, she proved to be an able tuber for..."

Aug. 15, 2012 Chronolog Post by The Luv Doc

The General Specific
AFS Essential Cinema: Love on the Largest Continent: Ten Asian Films
"...Kazakhstan that has nothing to do with our goofy Borat associations. It's an almost indescribable movie, more ethnographic than..."

May 29, 2009 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Queer Queer Queer Movies
SXSW films for homos, films for this homo.
"...his over-the-top queer Austrian (German?) fashionista alter-ego Bruno. Like Borat before him, Bruno has a new movie coming out..."

March 13, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Texarkana on the Gay-Bating Side
Sacha Baron Cohen pokes cage fight fans.
"...Apparently, the show was all a part of Sacha..."

July 9, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Daily reviews and interviews
"...sash and PA system, Yamauchi's campaign work is almost Borat-esque, as he frantically runs around, making pledges to the..."

March 16, 2007 Screens Feature by Wells Dunbar

Cinema's Labyrinth
The year in film, 2006

Jan. 5, 2007 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cinema's Labyrinth
The year in film, 2006
"...7. Borat: CLAMBGNK – Nothing this year made me laugh as..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

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