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Officially Positive Borat Reviews

Published September 13, 2006 in Early Reviews
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox.
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Now that Borat has been screened at the Toronto International Film Festival it is time to show off some of the first official reviews for the film. Like the screening reports from before, these latest two reviews are positive.

Borat Reviews from Toronto


Both THR and Variety had a chance to catch Borat over in Toronto and, though they have both been pretty negative this year at the Festival, each gave Borat praise.

I should also mention that Borat is actually titled Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. I don't think there were many out there who adapted the longer version.


THR
This year you are not going to find a more appalling, tasteless, grotesque, politically incorrect or slanderous film than "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." You probably won't laugh as hard all year either. For once it's true: "Borat" has to be seen to be believed. Like an exploding cesspool at a country club dinner. Or a strip show in a cathedral. You just might want to stay through the credit crawl too: The last shot is as funny as the first one.

Great funny satire to make funny ancient hatreds and bigotry.



Variety
A gormless Kazak reporter learns about America in uproariously funny mockumentary "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." Lead character invented by Brit comedian Sacha Baron Cohen retains an innocent sweetness that mollifies offense his decidedly un-PC remarks might cause. Real-life butt of the pic's pranks, authentic Kazaks, and the terminally humorless won't, and already haven't, seen the funny side. Nevertheless, briskly helmed by "Seinfeld" producer Larry Charles, "Borat" should make abundant B.O. benefit for Fox, especially among younger auds in the U.S. and Blighty.

Not a scene goes by that doesn't generate a laugh or three throughout the pic's lean running time.


Check out both reviews for Borat by clicking on the bold links above.

Borat visits the US on November 3rd.

For the trailers, more early reviews, posters and more movie info, head on over to the Borat Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.

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