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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

2006 . Comedy . 1h 24m

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391K total

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About the movie

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Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev 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.

Actors:

Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Pamela Anderson, Bob Barr

Director:

Larry Charles

Rated:

R

Writer:

Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Baynham

Language:

, עִבְרִית, English, Polski, Română

Release:

01 Nov 2006

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Reviews

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Angelo Clausner

7 months ago

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Come to Kazakhstan, It’s Nice! Sacha Baron Cohen. To some, he’s an unbeatable comedic legend of modern times. To others, he’s nothing more than a demeaning comedian, seeking nothing more than to offend peoples of various nations, ethnicities, or creeds. No matter what side of the argument you’re on, however, there’s no denying that the character and actor made tremendously positive impacts on the overall cinematic landscape of the early 21st century, and continue to do so to this day. With the unscripted, superbly documentary-like Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) directed by Larry Charles, both Cohen and the character of Borat Sagdiyev, a well-loved fictitious Kazakh journalist — who travels throughout the United States to film a documentary which features true encounters and interactions with real Americans — received universal acclaim and recognition way beyond Kazakhstan’s borders. Though the film didn’t easily get past the minds of audiences without controversy, today it’s heralded as one of the funniest films of the decade. If not, the mockumentary is one of the best films of said decade. I couldn’t agree more with either of those claims. As for my opinions, I have many positive ones, but I’ll try not to ramble on, as discussing this movie in great length takes away from the absolute powerhouse of entertainment this masterpiece is. Let’s face it: Sacha Baron Cohen is a comedic chameleon in EVERY sense of the word. He’s the cinematic equivalent of what David Bowie is to rock and pop culture. Constantly shifting characters and roles, testing others perceptions of those who don’t necessarily fit in with their social norms of, whilst basically fooling (and often baffling) those he comes in contact with as his numerous characters. If there were ever such thing as the perfect character actor of recent memory, Sacha Baron Cohen would likely be it. No other actor in my knowledge can fully transform into a different person, not famous to the general public as Freddie Mercury or Abraham Lincoln for example and make it so believable. There are simply no words for it. As Borat, Cohen is a pure, unadulterated cringe-fest. But what makes this cringe-fest so great is simply for the reason that he is brilliant, sad, often revealing, and always stupendously funny. He, in my mind, makes people’s racist beliefs, narrow-minded approaches, and unwillingness or inabilities to conform to different cultures and belief systems. Thus, with this film, Borat and the director will make the viewer want to become a better person, make them laugh until they bawl, whilst, at the same time, often leaving them in a shocked state of mind. A perfect roller coaster ride beyond description, there is no doubt in my mind that Borat will LONG be remembered as not only one of the greatest comedies of the decade, but as one of the greatest film comedies of all time.

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Jaron Sanchez

7 months ago

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if you’re looking for a stupid, absurd movie (in a good way) that critiques political aspects of the USA, would highly recommend

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10 months ago

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Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.

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Raf Ayes

1 month ago

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Snowflakes won't like it therefore it's great!

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Emil Dithmer Schultz

8 months ago

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So freakin’ toe-curling you mostly won’t look but you have to because it’s so funny.

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Johnas Rock

9 months ago

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A fateful encounter in the beautiful And offensive world of borat

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Morten Veith Schroeder image

2 years ago

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Absolutely hilarious 😆 I love Sascha Baron Cohen. Pure genius!

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James Willett

3 months ago

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Very funny

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Fonzie Torres

8 months ago

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Lewd and crude. Pretty funny

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Daniel Hey

8 months ago

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So funny 😂😂

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Josh Newell

9 months ago

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Swag

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Reza Soleimani

10 months ago

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یه فیلم بی نهایت عجیب و غریب و کمدی

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Vitaly Yadreuski

1 year ago

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Disgustingly funny.

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Jacob Morrison

1 year ago

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So original and not a movie like it.

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Henry Fovargue image

1 year ago

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Very funny!

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