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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

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United Kingdom, United States · 2020
1h 35m
Director Jason Woliner
Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova, Irina Novak, Mike Pence
Genre Comedy

The plot finds Borat believing he's a big star following his 2006 fame from his movie “Borat,” so he tries to disguise himself — It's Cohen playing Borat playing Cohen. An urgently political satire filled with laugh out loud moments, but also full of rage at the current politics of the country.

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Arizona Republic by Bill Goodykoontz

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is certainly funny. It’s just not the flash of inspiration the first movie was — it can’t be. Baron Cohen revealed more out of contemporary America (and a lot about Arizona) with the 2018 TV series “Who Is America?” The new movie will make you laugh, but too often it’s more of the same.


Consequence of Sound by Blake Goble

Cohen still has it in fits and starts. That “pedo radar” from Who Is America really ruffled feathers. He’s a performer of chameleonic qualities; see his immersive, anarchic turn in The Trial of the Chicago 7 for a nice contrast. But applying his talents to a sporadically funny, 90-minute SNL political cold open of a film is a little bit of a bummer.


CNN by Brian Lowry

His catchphrase notwithstanding, "Borat" isn't always very nice; indeed, the material is pointed, and occasionally guilty of working a little too hard to shock. In its best moments, though, the twisted mirror that Cohen holds up to America from a Borat's-eye-view is telling, and like the previous "moviefilm," very, very funny.


The Associated Press by Jake Coyle

It takes a little while to get going...The “Borat” sequel will make you laugh and squirm as much as it will send shudders down your spine.


The A.V. Club by Jesse Hassenger

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is frequently funny and occasionally pointed, more than enough to recommend it as a comedy. It’s also another instance where doing things as they’ve always been done no longer feels like quite enough. The prejudices Baron Cohen exposes have become too fond of exposing themselves.


BBC by Nicholas Barber

Having been made with a specific political purpose, Subsequent MovieFilm won’t age as well as the previous Borat did. Whereas that one will stand as an evergreen comedy, this one might be as ephemeral as a newspaper’s editorial cartoon or an episode of Spitting Image. But it’s the ripped-from-the-headlines relevance that makes it so fascinating, and it’s the boiling rage at current politics that makes it so bracing. There aren’t many films as urgently satirical as this one. You might not want to re-watch it in a few years’ time, but you should definitely watch it now.


Chicago Sun-Times by Richard Roeper

Sacha Baron Cohen remains a fearless and funny comedic force, and Maria Bakalova is hilarious and endearing as Tutar. We also get a clever twist ending and I’ll say no more than that. Borat is an idiot, but “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” ends on a pretty smart note.


Boston Globe by Ty Burr

Yet for all the gags that fall flat and scenes that don’t quite play, there are enough that fuse shock humor and sly moral commentary to combust in your face.

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