I would like to begin this review by saying that my viewing of this film is in no way meant to offend anyone. That being said, I decided to watch a Sacha Baron Cohen film in honor of the release of The Brothers Grimsby.
There were some funny parts in this film. Unfortunately, the film also had to be filled with shock-value moments that are potentially offensive to a lot of different people. The funniest parts in this movie were the parts that weren't misogynistic, homophobic, anti-Semitic, or of another offensive nature.
The mockumentary aspect of the film was very well-done. The cinematography seemed very documentary-esque and the responses of the people seemed very natural, enhancing the feel of the film. This is likely due to the mostly unscripted nature of many of the film's scenes.
So overall, Borat is good for a few laughs, but it is weighed down by so many unfunny and potentially offensive jokes.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Big Tuna's Rating: B
How Did I Watch It?: HBO.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: No.
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