Bruno

2009

Bruno

Critics Consensus

Crude and offensive, but with ample cultural insights and gut-busting laughs, Bruno is another outlandish and entertaining mockumentary from Sacha Baron Cohen.

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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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Critic Reviews for Bruno

All Critics (226) | Top Critics (56) | Fresh (152) | Rotten (74)

  • Baron Cohen is, without doubt, the ballsiest comic of his generation-and one of the brightest. But it's hard to imagine him taking the guerrilla shock tactics of Borat and Brüno any further.

    Feb 6, 2018 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

    Newsweek
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  • Undeniably funny, but the targets are far too obvious.

    Jul 30, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 13, 2009 | Full Review…
  • There are lots of moments in this movie that are genuinely funny.

    Jul 13, 2009 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 13, 2009
  • a hit-and-miss brand of humor, as likely to leave you squirming from embarrassment as howling with laughter.

    Jul 10, 2009

Audience Reviews for Bruno

  • Apr 02, 2015
    I hope I am not the only person not offended by this. Despite the controversies, it's not as bad as his other films, content wise. I actually laughed at the crude jokes, but at most I cringed. It deserves a watch, just once and wash your eyes after!
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 18, 2013
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  • May 15, 2013
    Moderately entertaining, and marginally clever. Kinda panders to the worst in us.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2013
    Bruno: It's just this bear took my clothes. He took everything apart from these condoms. "Borat was so 2006." I have a sort of love, hate thing going on with Bruno. At one glance, there's enough brilliant social commentary to make up for how over the top and downright disgusting at times, the film is sexually. Dildo machines, gerbils, everything can be shoved up there according to Bruno and it's all just a little too much. Like I said though, some of the social commentary is really well done. Bruno is a fashion show host in his native Austria. After destroying a runway show, he gets fired and heads to the United States to become uber-famous. He tries his luck with acting, with hosting, with sex tapes, and nothing works. He's a lost, gay, Austrian in America trying to find his niche. The plot is extremely thin, but it gives a lot of room to fuck with known people like Ron Paul and Paula Abdul.  There's a couple of scenes that actually had some brilliance behind them even though you may not realize it at the time. The scene where Bruno talks to Paula Abdul about her humanitarian efforts is simply hilarious and fantastic. Another high point was when Bruno was interviewing parents for their kids getting parts in whatever it was that he was doing. He would ask them if their children were comfortable around the most ludicrous stuff like burning phosphorous and then we would soon hear the parents answer back, "Yes."  This may not be the most civilized movie out there. I can't argue that it's all a bit much, but there's something to take away from it all. Apart from that, Sacha Baren Cohen is a pretty funny guy that can make some of the most ridiculous characters come to life. I'm not saying his characters are what we need to see, but there's some fun to be hand with the utter ridiculousness of every detail of his characters.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer

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