Bruno Reviews

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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.
July 30, 2009
Undeniably funny, but the targets are far too obvious.
July 13, 2009
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.
July 13, 2009
There are lots of moments in this movie that are genuinely funny.
July 13, 2009
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.
July 10, 2009
a hit-and-miss brand of humor, as likely to leave you squirming from embarrassment as howling with laughter.
July 10, 2009
There's good bad taste and then there's just plain bad bad, which is what describes most of Brüno.
July 10, 2009
Baron Cohen's instincts for outrage are spot on. It's not insight we need at all right now, but a very sharp bonk on the head.
July 10, 2009
Even if this is the end, we must applaud his audacity, even if we can't always bear to watch it in action. Is this comedic genius? As Brüno would say: Ich think so.
July 10, 2009
It's a thing , not a movie -- if, that is, you believe a movie should be more than an accumulation of prankish set-pieces flimsily strung over 80 skimpy minutes.
July 10, 2009
More gut-bustingly funny than anything else out there right now.
July 10, 2009
Outrageous, unnerving, brave, topical, revealing, appalling and consistently hilarious, Brüno manages to be both cutting-edge cultural commentary and post-modern comic genius.
July 10, 2009
A crude, cringe-worthy, and intermittently funny affair that triggers the gag reflex.
July 10, 2009
For all his idiocy, Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev was a more likable jester than Brüno, who is the sum of his nether parts. One is a naif in a strange land. One is a jerk no matter where he travels.
July 10, 2009
Cohen has come up with some marvelous satirical motifs; elsewhere, he's just showing how far he'll go to get a laugh.
July 10, 2009
It's an odd cop-out for so fiercely gifted a comedian.... This is not a man who is doomed to be Allen Funt, or for that matter, Ashton Kutcher. He doesn't need to rely on the easy titillations and voyeuristic pull of reality TV.
July 10, 2009
The bad outweighs the good and the cringes outnumber the laughs in Brüno, a disappointment from Sacha Baron Cohen, whose Borat was one of the funniest movies of the decade.
Top Critic
July 10, 2009
When moments seem like setups with actors, they turn tame. But when things feel real -- as when Bruno conronts an Arkansas wrestling-match crowd -- they can get scary-real.
July 10, 2009
Even at 82 minutes, Brüno feels stretched-out with stitched-together filler.
July 10, 2009
Inevitably, this follow-up to Cohen's guerrilla mockumentary hit is a substantial letdown, lacking the novelty of its predecessor.
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