Borat

Directed By: Larry Charles Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen

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A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY,I LOVE A STUPID MINDLESS COMEDY AND THIS WAS NOT EVEN THAT!

-GARY O quote

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.

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DON'T BUY BORAT

by GARY O on 3/22/2007

A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY,I LOVE A STUPID MINDLESS COMEDY AND THIS WAS NOT EVEN THAT! Read More

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GREATEST MOVIE EVER!

by Charlotte on 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. Read More

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Product Overview

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.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 204025863
UPC 024543419693
UPC 14 00024543419693
Format DVD
Release Date 8/19/2014
Rating Rating
Keywords
Satire
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Sacha 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.
Reviews
Rolling Stone "The satire is scaldingly funny and shockingly on target." 09/07/2006 p.122,4 stars out of 4 -- "BORAT will make you laugh till it hurts, and you'll still beg for more...Cohen makes prime slapstick out of all the silliness..." 11/20/2006 p.134,Ranked #8 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2006." 12/28/2006 p.118
Entertainment Weekly "[A] specimen of satirical brilliance so fearless and liberatingly offensive that it ought to be included in every high school syllabus pertaining to (a) multicultural sensitivity and (b) the craft of socially relevant comedy." 09/29/2006 p.56,"[T]he effect is to leave an audience convulsed, and unsettled, with laughter....A kind of slapstick, psycho-political JACKASS..." -- Grade: A- 11/10/2006 p.54,Included in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Films Of The Year" -- "BORAT is nothing less than brilliant avant-garde political art..." 12/29/2006 102
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Baron Cohen] has never been one for mere pranks or easy giggles -- his comedy here, as ever, being textured, intelligent and deeply political." 12/01/2006 p.38
Box Office "Suggesting some of the maniacal skill of Peter Sellers, Cohen so deeply inhabits the character of Borat that all traces of the actor disappear." 11/01/2006 p.98
New York Times "The brilliance of BORAT is that its comedy is as pitiless as its social satire, and as brainy." 11/03/2006 p.E17
Film Comment Ranked #6 in Film Comment's "20 Best Films Of 2006." 01/01/2007 p.36
Ultimate DVD 5 stars out of 5 -- "[Cohen] has the brilliant knack of immersing himself in a persona and manipulating those around him without appearing malicious." 05/01/2007 p.93
Directors
Larry Charles
Actors
Sacha Baron Cohen
Cast & Crew
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
Ken Davitian - Actor
Larry Charles - Director
Luenell - Featuring
Luke Geissbuhler - Cinematographer
Mariam Behar - Featuring
Monica Levinson - Executive Producer
Pamela Anderson - Featuring
Sacha Baron Cohen - Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen, et. al. - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2006
Catalog ID 2241969
UPC 00024543419693
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 86 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English Dubbed, English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Awards
Nominee (2007) 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
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Overwhelmingly positive word of mouth can be a double-edged sword for a filmmaker. Although effusive praise builds anticipation, it can also elevate expectations to levels that cannot possibly be met. This is why some viewers who see a movie after it has won a Best Picture Oscar emerge disappointed. It also explains why some late-comers to Borat may find it to be less hilarious than expected. Don't misunderstand: Borat is a funny movie, and well worth the price of admission regardless of whether your comedy tastes run to low-brow, scatological humor or more subtle politically tinged satire. However, it's hard for any movie to live up to the hype when it's being billed as "the funniest of all-time."
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review Make no mistake, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is the funniest comedy of the year. This offshoot of Sacha Baron Cohen's Da Ali G Show is also the most outrageous. The English comic, in the guise of naive Kazak journalist Borat Sagdiyev ("I second most successful in all Kazakhstan"), offers a master class in the politically incorrect as Borat arrives in the United States with preconceptions that are sexist, racist, and anti-Semitic. But as Borat tours a United States that he finds completely perplexing, there is more at work than mere comedy or satire in this astute look at the U.S. as seen through the eyes of a stranger.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Pam Grady
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Cohen,Sacha Baron
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post ...a perfect combination of slapstick and satire, a Platonic ideal of high-and lowbrow...
Dan Jolin, Empire Absurd, outrageous, gross, disturbing, insightful, and so funny it'll burst half the blood vessels in your face.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post ...twice as many laughs as all of this year's other movie comedies combined...
Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat ...isn't just one of the funniest movies of the year, it might be one of the funniest movies of all time.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone You won't know what outrageous fun is until you see Borat. High-five!

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