Borat (2006) - Golden Globe Winner® & Oscar® Nominee!
|Sacha Baron Cohen brings his Kazakh journalist character Borat Sagdiyev to the big screen for the first time. Leaving his native Kazakhstan, Borat travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him exposing prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture.|
"Absurd, outrageous, gross, disturbing, insightful, and so funny it'll burst half the blood vessels in your face. Dan Jolin, Empire
"...twice as many laughs as all of this year's other movie comedies combined... Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"...isn't just one of the funniest movies of the year, it might be one of the funniest movies of all time. Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"You won't know what outrageous fun is until you see Borat. High-five! Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Editor's NoteSacha Baron Cohen brings his Borat character to the big screen with this feature length adaptation of his American exploits. Fans of DA ALI G SHOW will already be familiar with the devilishly simple Borat formula, in which the heavily mustachioed TV host from Kazakhstan dupes a number of unwitting citizens into revealing their deepest prejudices, and this movie takes that premise, stirs in a little narrative structure, and serves a side-splitting 84-minute mirth-fest. The action begins with Borat traveling to America alongside his producer Azamat Bagatov (Ken Davitian). After a hotel room viewing of BAYWATCH Borat decides he must travel to California to woo Pamela Anderson, so he and the long-suffering Azamat take a cross-country road trip in an ice cream van, encountering some funny, disturbing, and deeply strange individuals along the way. SEINFELD producer Larry Charles lends his directing talents to BORAT, and he gets the balance between the loosely threaded plot and Borat's encounters with real Americans exactly right. At times the movie threatens to topple over into glorious anarchy, with each situation escalating to ridiculous (and ridiculously funny) extremes, but Charles knows exactly when to put the brakes on and progress to Borat's next encounter--although the police are called at the tail-end of one memorable sequence. Keen-eyed viewers will notice some repetition from the TV show, with Borat once again going to a rodeo and again taking etiquette lessons, but it's almost as if Cohen treats each of these set-pieces as a comedic "bit" he is working on, gradually adding further delirium every time he goes back for another shot. Sometimes it's difficult to tell who, if any, of BORAT's participants are actors, but it matters little when the material is this gut-wrenchingly funny, and it's testament to Cohen's talents that he's managed to take a marginal supporting character from his TV show and turned him into a genuine cultural phenomenon.
Borat - DVD
By: Chris Cabin filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 2/23/2007 6:47 PM
|Kazakhstan has a pretty sunny disposition for what is, ostensibly, a hellhole. In the middle of this dirt patch between Russia and China lies, a man toils to make his life better. He makes his living as a television reporter for Kazakhstan TV and his sister is the fourth most popular prostitute in the country. His name is Borat Sagdiyev, he has a moustache reserved for used car dealers, and he's just landed on American shores....read the full review|
Borat - DVD
By: Matt Paprocki Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 3/9/2007 9:47 AM
|Nearly every segment works as Sacha Baron Cohen’s character travels the country in search of Pamela Anderson, all while filming a “documentary” about America for his impossible to spell country, Kazakhstan. He meets all kinds of Americans: those who threaten him, those who enjoy his company, and a few who arrest him....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Sacha Baron Cohen|
|Alan Keyes - Featuring|
|Anthony Hardwick - Cinematographer|
|Bob Barr - Featuring|
|Bobby Rowe - Featuring|
|Craig Alpert, et. al. - Editor|
|David Maturana - Art Director|
|Erran Baron Cohen - Original Music By|
|Jay Roach - Producer|
|Larry Charles - Director|
|Luenell - Featuring|
|Luke Geissbuhler - Cinematographer|
|Mariam Behar - Featuring|
|Monica Levinson - Executive Producer|
|Pamela Anderson - Featuring|
|Sacha Baron Cohen, et. al. - Writer|
|Golden Globe, Borat, Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy|
|Golden Globe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy|
Customer Reviews of Borat
This is a hilarious movie, except for the fact that it has some very awkward moments. So help me God... two thumbs up!
This film is unique in that it overcomes ratings of one star for cinematogrophy, acting and plot to still attain an overall rating of five stars. This film offers humor at an acceptable intensity level.
GREATEST MOVIE EVER!3/23/2007
The only thing even slightly objectionable about this movie is the anti-Semite humor, otherwise this movie shines as bright as the sun. This man has no inihibitions and that is what makes the movie so outrageously funny. Rather than show Kazakhstan as a dreary place, it shows America for what it really is - full of opinionated, uptight, suspicious people in some cases and downright extremists in other cases. Borat is my hero, he can come to my town anytime. I would love to take him to work and see how he would interact with an office full of stuffy, grumpy folks. You have to see this movie just for comic relief.
DON'T BUY BORAT3/22/2007
A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY,I LOVE A STUPID MINDLESS COMEDY AND THIS WAS NOT EVEN THAT!
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