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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
November 17, 2009
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.
September 23, 2009
What "Bruno" may lack in setup innovation, character conviction or "Borat's" inherent sweetness, it makes up for by pushing things beyond points of comfort or, in some cases, personal safety. Successfully uproarious in slaying social stratification.
August 31, 2009
As outlandish as the central character is, he uncovers some biting truths that no comedy writer could invent any better.
August 21, 2009
Bruno has one crucial element Borat lacked, a satirical point of view.
August 11, 2009
As with Borat, there are plenty of outrageous moments that will make you simultaneously laugh and squirm...
August 11, 2009
I don't know if there are any comedians working today as fully dedicated to a joke as Sacha Baron Cohen.
July 31, 2009
I thought it was hysterical. I'm just not sure I'll respect myself in the (metaphorical) morning.
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