Bruno Reviews

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October 30, 2019
In an endless series of wildly offensive, boundary-pushing adventures designed to provoke both laughter and anger, Sacha Baron Cohen entertains us by holding up a mirror to our own ridiculous prejudices with gross, over-the-top humor.
October 9, 2019
While Cohen's intentions are noble...the execution is lazy, sloppy and sometimes even boring.
June 5, 2019
What is always very clear is his immense comedic talent, pushing his subjects and his audiences out of their comfort zones to make a very real point
May 16, 2019
Cohen displayed enough subtlety with Borat, but he is so over the top as Bruno, you can't help to wonder how many of the bits in this film where staged. That being said, there are some moments of comic genius.
October 19, 2018
At the very least, Brüno signals that while politics lag behind, the culture are ready to move on.
August 29, 2018
Well, when it's funny, it is funny, but it is only intermittently funny... What I'm saying, I think, is that the joke has worn thin.
March 16, 2018
... absurd displays of cheap controversy. [Full review in Spanish]
February 6, 2018
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.
January 2, 2018
What's most consistently brilliant about the film is Baron Cohen's acting. He never breaks character for a second.
June 22, 2016
Add to that a spectacular celebrity-studded finale and you have a very successful, if not quite as original, follow up to one of the funniest films of this century.
January 6, 2012
Sacha Baron Cohen's latest shock comedy Bruno is a nasty, tired and pointless retread of the gifted comedian's previous work.
February 1, 2011
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.
October 27, 2010
A plot synopsis doesn't quite capture the visceral thrill of our hero's bizarre and shocking adventure.
September 12, 2010
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.
December 17, 2009
there are very little or no examples of comedic genius in this film
December 17, 2009
Staged or not, Cohen still displays a fearlessness and commitment to character unparalleled in the comedy world today.
December 17, 2009
The first 45 minutes [...] might be the most concentrated bit of cinematic hilarity since Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters.
November 24, 2009
[Homophobia] deserves confrontation, but when done in the manner of the movie here, it is less enlightening than it is just plain squirmingly funny.
November 19, 2009
Merely a collection of supposedly shocking jokes about homosexuality and gay sex.
November 18, 2009
You can watch Bruno purely as outrageousness or you can view it while pondering where the line is - or should be - between incisive social commentary and misanthropy.
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