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The Surprising Disappointment of 'Bruno'new

Borat offended us with an ignorance so profound the ignorant found it sympathetic, inspiring them to reveal their prejudice. Bruno, on the other hand, is an archly superior fashionista nearly equal in stupidity to Borat but nowhere near as sweet.
Eugene Weekly  |  Jason Blair  |  07-16-2009  |  Reviews

'Bruno' Pushes the Limits but Isn't As Consistent as 'Borat'new

Whatever Sacha Baron Cohen does next, he's bound to give the folks at the Motion Picture Association of America some major headaches. This movie pushes the boundaries of the R rating to the limit, and some will undoubtedly think it goes too far.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  07-16-2009  |  Reviews

'Bruno' Fails to Detonate With the Force of its Predecessornew

The movie's provocations connect only fitfully, and despite its comparatively strong narrative, it feels less of a piece than Borat, and more like an overlong episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's TV show.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Sam Adams  |  07-14-2009  |  Reviews

Sacha Baron Cohen's Shock Tactics in 'Bruno' Are Ass Backwardsnew

In scene after scene, Baron Cohen and director Larry Charles throw transgressive images and suggestions at the audience, daring them to take offence. It's shock comedy based entirely on gay panic.
NOW Magazine  |  Norman Wilner  |  07-13-2009  |  Reviews

Homo Panic! at the Cinemanew

Quasi-queer movies such as Bruno and Humpday are late to the game, while Nia Vardalos' rom-com, I Hate Valentine's Day, provides better gay imagery.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  07-09-2009  |  Movies

Sacha Baron Cohen Hunts for Narrow-Minded Bigots in 'Bruno'new

While so many public figures are deliberately shocking and offensive because they want us to join them in being small and mean and petty and tribal, Baron Cohen does the same thing but for the very opposite reasons. That is a good thing, and a thing very much worth celebrating -- and it's also outrageously funny to watch, too.
Charleston City Paper  |  MaryAnn Johanson  |  07-08-2009  |  Reviews

Sacha Baron Cohen Makes Funny, But Can't Get His Story Straight in 'Bruno'

Sacha Baron Cohen's follow-up to the hilarious Borat provokes half as many laughs in a seemingly less improvised comedy that goes twice again as far as Borat in goosing sexual sight gags designed to make even the most numb audience members blanch.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  07-02-2009  |  Reviews

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