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Borat trickster Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the big screen to offer yet another stinging dose of sociopolitical satire in this comedy that finds him assuming the persona of gay fashionmonger Bruno, t... read more read more...he self-proclaimed "voice of Austrian youth TV." Originally conceived as part of Baron Cohen's cult television series Da Ali G Show, the character of Bruno offered a cleverly costumed Baron Cohen the opportunity to highlight the absurdities of the fashion industry by interviewing unsuspecting fashion icons and other haute couture hangers-on. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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DVD Release Date: November 17, 2009

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  • January 31, 2014
    three stars
  • July 18, 2013
  • July 3, 2013
    Ăber-bad, how mĂ 1/4ch worse can yoĂ 1/4 get?

    Full review coming to on 7/11
  • May 13, 2013
    Bruno: It's just this bear took my clothes. He took everything apart from these condoms.

    "Borat was so 2006."

    I have a sort of love, hate thing going on with Bruno. At one glance, there's enough brilliant social commentary to make up for how over the top and downright disgustin... read moreg at times, the film is sexually. Dildo machines, gerbils, everything can be shoved up there according to Bruno and it's all just a little too much. Like I said though, some of the social commentary is really well done.

    Bruno is a fashion show host in his native Austria. After destroying a runway show, he gets fired and heads to the United States to become uber-famous. He tries his luck with acting, with hosting, with sex tapes, and nothing works. He's a lost, gay, Austrian in America trying to find his niche. The plot is extremely thin, but it gives a lot of room to fuck with known people like Ron Paul and Paula Abdul. 

    There's a couple of scenes that actually had some brilliance behind them even though you may not realize it at the time. The scene where Bruno talks to Paula Abdul about her humanitarian efforts is simply hilarious and fantastic. Another high point was when Bruno was interviewing parents for their kids getting parts in whatever it was that he was doing. He would ask them if their children were comfortable around the most ludicrous stuff like burning phosphorous and then we would soon hear the parents answer back, "Yes." 

    This may not be the most civilized movie out there. I can't argue that it's all a bit much, but there's something to take away from it all. Apart from that, Sacha Baren Cohen is a pretty funny guy that can make some of the most ridiculous characters come to life. I'm not saying his characters are what we need to see, but there's some fun to be hand with the utter ridiculousness of every detail of his characters.
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    December 13, 2012
    How do you get a United States senator into a private hotel room with just yourself? How do you fool the Alabama National Guard into letting you train for a day on film? How do you convince 1500 Arkansas people to come see an "anti-homosexual" wrestler roll around with a brave he... read moreckler, only to then take it and the audience to a very intimate level? This is a kind of magic that has to be seen to be believed. I recommend googling each scene as you watch, because you will find local news articles that were left in his wake as Sacha Baron Cohen exposed and exploited the colorful absurdity of people he met in these united states.
  • September 14, 2012
    Crude and bold, Bruno it's other offensive mockumentary of Sacha Baron Cohen and Larry Charles. Not just bring huge laughs, the picture, also present a socialpolitical satire (just like Borat and The Dictator), that ridicule homophobic people and attitude, anti-gays religious, ma... read morecho culture, racism, selfish people (specially in the scene, when the character Bruno talk to parents of model photos babys) and celebrity fever in society. Dispite, also have a great ending, Larry Charles' mockumentary, doesn't is just satisfactory as Borat. Fresh.
  • December 31, 2011
    Really didn't expect much but it was hilariously funny with several really good moments however it did also have some genuinely sad and emotional parts. It's not Oscar worthy but it was funny and cheering up.
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    October 6, 2011
    Not as funny as Borat. Had tid bits of entertainment, but I mostly found myself saying "wtf is going on"?
  • May 24, 2011
    Bruno is as shocking as you'd expect from Sacha Baron Cohen after the success of Borat and especially considering the character (also seen on Da Ali G show in the early 00s). The fact that this isn't Bruno's first outing is also it's problem in a way. He was invented to take the ... read morepiss out of the world of fashion first, and then the world of celebrity but he couldn't do it in this film because he'd already done it years ago and he is still remembered. Same story as Borat really, that's why he went to America but the world of fashion in America is different to that in Europe and it just wouldn't have worked. That's why this film is a bit of a mess as far what it wants to achieve. Is it about celebrity, is it about homophobia, is it fashion, xenophobia? Weren't these covered in Borat? All that said, I did like it. it's not as successfully executed as Borat but it's still very funny, I do think he often goes after the wrong people to get his message across but generally the people who really deserve it come off worst. Better than the TV show but not as good as Borat or even Ali G for that matter, I guess that's it for Sacha Baron Cohen's trio of pranksters then yeah?
  • April 29, 2011
    Really disgusting, but sometimes it's entertaining.

Critic Reviews

Richard Roeper
July 30, 2009
Richard Roeper, Richard

Undeniably funny, but the targets are far too obvious. Full Review

Anthony Lane
July 13, 2009
Anthony Lane, New Yorker

Wholly unsuitable for children, yet propelled by a nagging puerility that will appeal only to those in the vortex of puberty, or to adults who have failed to progress beyond it. Full Review

Ben Lyons
July 13, 2009
Ben Lyons, At the Movies

There are lots of moments in this movie that are genuinely funny. Full Review

Ben Mankiewicz
July 13, 2009
Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies

It's certainly not that there aren't a few funny moments in the film. There are, but overwhelmingly, Bruno's stunts are demeaning, they are insulting and they are really cruel. Full Review

Peter Rainer
July 10, 2009
Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

There's good bad taste and then there's just plain bad bad, which is what describes most of Brüno. Full Review

Betsy Sharkey
July 10, 2009
Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

Baron Cohen's instincts for outrage are spot on. It's not insight we need at all right now, but a very sharp bonk on the head. Full Review

Connie Ogle
July 10, 2009
Connie Ogle, Miami Herald

Even if this is the end, we must applaud his audacity, even if we can't always bear to watch it in action. Is this comedic genius? As Brüno would say: Ich think so. Full Review

James Adams
July 10, 2009
James Adams, Globe and Mail

It's a thing , not a movie -- if, that is, you believe a movie should be more than an accumulation of prankish set-pieces flimsily strung over 80 skimpy minutes. Full Review

Lou Lumenick
July 10, 2009
Lou Lumenick, New York Post

More gut-bustingly funny than anything else out there right now. Full Review

Tom Long
July 10, 2009
Tom Long, Detroit News

Outrageous, unnerving, brave, topical, revealing, appalling and consistently hilarious, Brüno manages to be both cutting-edge cultural commentary and post-modern comic genius. Full Review

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