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Sacha Baron Cohen brings his Kazakh journalist character Borat Sagdiyev to the big screen for the first time. Leaving his native Kazakhstan, Borat travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him exposing prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 211
- Fresh: 193
- Rotten: 18
- Average Rating: 8.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: In an era of stale, formulaic comedies, this uproarious and ribald faux documentary is like a hit of pure oxygen.
Fresh: The backlash just proves how deep a nerve the faux Kazakh journalist has hit.
Fresh: Borat is so gut-bustingly funny it should carry a health warning.
Fresh: It's so inventive, so rich with comic moments, so outrageous, so shocking and unexpected, and so willing to be offensive that it consistently leaves viewers off balance -- and howling. This is a film by an original and significant comic intelligence.
Possibly the funniest movie I have ever seen. Worth buying. The best part is that it was all on hidden camera, and the people didn't know that they were in a movie. They didn't know that the guy who played Borat and his friend were actors....the frat guys actually sued the makers of this movie. It makes it a whole lot funnier to think that some people actually did this stuff without a script. WARNING: This movie not for those politically correct types...
I can literally watch this 3 times in a row without being bored. Sacha is perfect for this role. But of course stupid me thought this was actually a real documentory when i saw this the first time. I quote Borat all the time. My friends get sick of it.
If you really wanted to experience "Borat", however, the best time to do it would have been during its original run in the theaters on opening day. That was one of the best experiences I've ever had in a movie theater. Borat is equal parts painfully crude, extremely funny, and seriously uncomfortable. Sascha Cohen always lands the strangest interviews (such as that of former Fox News commentator / presidential candidate Alan Keyes, GOP official Bob Barr, and other random folks), and the most bizarre situations - particularly the dinner party scene and the scene where he tries to buy a Hummer H2. If you have seen it watch it again. If you have not seen it, download immediately.