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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
The movie film is a government assigned project to broaden and enlight people and glory of nation. Cultural learning is emportant to follow on global basis. We make our nation a better and more convenient place for house and living. Kazakhs are progressive and asstonishing people that with conclusion of project will have new optimistic approach in daily life in world of same people. Our film will bring the US & A closer to us. We help with needs of kazakh knowledge and Us&a culture is positive step for future of our glorious nation. (20th Century Fox)
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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

2006
Comedy
1h 24m
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Avg Percentile 49.36% from 15464 total ratings

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Rated 28 Sep 2020
90
92nd
Very funny, very nice. Can’t wait for the sequel to come out because playing video games online will be unbearable again with my wiiiiiiife Borat impressions running wild.
Rated 04 Mar 2007
85
73rd
Is nice! I can only echo the widespread sentiment that there should've been more of the revealing satire along the lines of the rodeo scene and the scene with the frat boys, and a little less of the obviously scripted stuff. However, some of the scripted/unscripted parts were mixed together so well that it was hard to tell which was which sometimes. Idiots getting what's coming to them, music by Goran Bregovic, nude wrestling... great success!
Rated 20 Aug 2016
82
51st
Occasionally hilarious, but just as frequently tiresome and lazy in its targets. (Frat boys and racist southerners are stupid! Who knew?) A fun one-time watch, but little beyond that.
Rated 24 Nov 2006
79
64th
I thought it could have gone further with the social satire... often it would go pretty far but then retreat to the easy dick joke. However, it was screamingly funny throughout most of it. I really wish was there more unscripted, non-actor stuff in it.
Rated 25 Dec 2006
96
95th
It's good to poke fun at your home country, especially when your home country is full of hicks, homophobes, idiot fratboys, and... southerners.
Rated 07 Mar 2007
70
42nd
Really funny stuff, but feels kind of lacking as a consistent film
Rated 07 Mar 2007
78
88th
SBC at his best. The production's a bit half-assed (e.g. the soundtrack is all Goran Bregovic pieces nicked from Kusturica movies) but other than that, this is some incredibly funny stuff. Hebrew speakers will note that all of Borat's "kazakh" dialogue is actual intelligible hebrew, even the swear words.
Rated 21 Apr 2007
8
78th
Ways to watch this: on the big screen, with many of your jewish friends. Good times.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
49
19th
I have to admit that it's a a little bit smart social & political satire but it has no point and also I really didn't get which part was funny. (exc. a few scenes)
Rated 19 Jan 2011
89
82nd
Borat is absolutely hilarious. His character is so over the top, but yet so believable. The people he encounters think he's a real person and, sometimes, don't know how to react. He attacks the insecurities of our culture by attacking them head on and showing us what we look like. It's simple, yet effective. It's ingenious. Not only is Borat a smart film, it's also absolutely hilarious. It's something that everyone should experience at least once.
Rated 29 Mar 2011
94
98th
One of the funniest movies I've ever seen and is what got me into Da Ali G Show, which is one of the funniest things ever put on tv. The are the big funny things that everybody talks about, but there are many subtly funny moments that I think a lot of people over look, my personal favorite being after he is abandoned and walking down road in the middle of nowhere and he throws his bag down.The chicken is in the bag and you hear a slight squak. It gets me every time.
Rated 17 Jan 2013
99
98th
Basically the funniest movie I have ever seen.
Rated 27 Mar 2021
87
54th
I was laughing out loud form beginning to end. It's amazing that this movie was made, given some of the dialogue and things the cast and crew went through just to make people laugh and think about American culture. The scripted stuff isn't nearly as funny or thought-provoking as all of the real-life interactions Cohen and company get from real people. It has and will definitely offend some people, but I'm white, so what do I know? Definitely worth watching though, particularly for Cohen.
Rated 27 Feb 2007
93
97th
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Rated 10 Mar 2007
85
70th
Exposes racism and sexism in America, all the while being incredibly hilarious.
Rated 06 May 2007
45
21st
Kinda funny for the first 20 minutes, but then it just became repetitive.
Rated 26 Jan 2009
83
81st
The Borat/Azamat wrestling match is perhaps the hardest I have ever laughed during a movie. For that alone, as well as numerous other hysterical jokes (the bear!), this is a worthy film. A big part of what makes it great isn't funny at all, however, as the movie really is a cultural study -- just not in the way it says it is. What the movie needs is more interviews and documentary stuff, because the stagey bits come off awkward and forced, and weigh down the picture. Still, Cohen is priceless.
Rated 04 Feb 2009
91
93rd
Perfectly executed. Sasha Baron Cohen is a genius. I'll take the heat: He is our generation's Andy Kaufman. He may even be better.
Rated 29 May 2009
90
98th
One of the funniest movies ever! Your gonna laugh so hard your sides are gonna hurt. If you love to laugh and aren't offended easily this is the movie for you.
Rated 28 Jul 2009
62
18th
A comedy that completely relies upon the viewer being shocked in order to invoke anything resembling humor, if you aren't shocked, this is simply boring, offensive, and stupid all at the same time. The only saving grace is the scene with Pamela Anderson, but even that is hard to watch.
Rated 22 Sep 2009
61
33rd
Ingested as a series of skits this is often hilariously funny, but as a feature length experience it becomes a nauseating ordeal. The Borat segments were the funniest stuff on Ali G, not only that but his attempts to fit in were pitiable and almost endearing. That sense is lost in this US setting as he ramps up the outrageousness to beat past the patronising tolerance he encounters. A tighter focus on more deserving targets would have made this brilliantly incisive AND funny. Missed opportunity.
Rated 25 Nov 2009
88
90th
LOL
Rated 05 Jan 2010
80
61st
I'm no fan of Sacha Cohen, but this movie has several genuine funny moments to it. Granted, they're all improvised, and the scripted moments focusing just on Borat are mostly throw-aways. Still, the reactions of people to Kazakh's #1 reporter are hilarious.
Rated 25 Sep 2010
72
86th
Switches so randomly between hilarious and brutally awkward to the point of almost having to stop watching. Hated the scripted stuff though.
Rated 28 May 2011
73
47th
Sleeve of wizard...
Rated 06 Dec 2014
34
4th
Some initially funny outrageousness but mostly just painfully awkward and unfunny. I don't know what the intentions were but I found the whole setup for the comedy to be smug and contrived and destructive in many cases. The "satire" just seems like a cheap excuse to make crude & empty gags on soft targets mostly. I don't want to sound like a total grinch but I just found this profoundly uncomfortable and not in a clever satirical way.
Rated 04 Jun 2015
8
71st
As riotously hilarious as it is offensive, "Borat" manages to hit more than it misses with its satirical exposure of America's intolerant underbelly through Cohen's humorously ignorant eponymous avatar.
Rated 27 Nov 2006
87
93rd
Very different from what I expected, but the more I look back on this, the funnier it seems. Baron Cohen is a genius.
Rated 29 Nov 2006
75
56th
Now that everrryyyyyonee is quoting it, it's lost it's touch..
Rated 01 Dec 2006
80
83rd
A riot. I've never laughed so much in a theatre. Oh woe for the permeation into popular culture
Rated 27 Feb 2007
77
51st
I hate hidden camera type shows, but the camera here isn't hidden and this is really very funny.
Rated 04 Mar 2007
80
70th
I found the movie to be insanely hilarious, but if I haven't seen most of the jokes already, the movie would have been even funnier. The only problem is that a lot of the joke were outrageous funny, not funny funny. But there are still a lot of very smart jokes, and even the stupid hotel fight scene leads up to a good joke. Overall, 1 hour of solid non stop laughing - if that's what you are looking for, you are going to enjoy the movie immensely.
Rated 30 Mar 2007
83
81st
They say, in the movie, everything about Kazakhstan is rubbish but all things about US are true. Borat is a terribly well produced and played satire.
Rated 03 Apr 2007
43
26th
On the one side there are some genuinely hilarious parts in the film (such as the weatherman). On the other side there are parts where Cohen behaves in a completely ridiculous fashion and people react exactly as you would expect, with either shock or disgust (such as Borat running around naked). Other parts are just so awkward to watch and you feel awful for the people in them (the frat boys). In the end some of it is funny but more of it is painful to watch.
Rated 12 Jul 2007
80
80th
Neither the film "Borat" nor Sacha Baron Cohen should be pilloried for inspiring unrelenting amounts of Borat-related catchphrases in 2006, but I'm still sore about it... real sore, Mister! Aside from being a discount warehouse of catchphrases, "Borat" was subversive and hysterical. Critics have lamented that the very audiences it satirized (the young and/or ignorant) seemed to enjoy it the most, but the part of me that is a cruel and horrible bitch finds that fact rather hilarious.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
50th
A very funny film that also exposes the very real side of racism, sexism, and -- on the other extreme end of the spectrum -- evangelical religion. Baron Cohen turns in a great performance that's both hilarious and endearing; when he can make you care this much for the anti-semitic pervert, while still choking you with laughter, it's something special.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
6
70th
NICE!! Little known fact: when frat boys repeatedly quote Borat, badly, out-of-context, and with no relevance to the situation, it's just as funny as the original. It's just so hilarious, and I never get tired of it no matter how much they do it!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
94
97th
Not only very funny but also great satire and even touching at times (and also very offensive to lots of people and institutions)! As with the feature-lenght South Park, this movie is vastly superior to the original TV material.
Rated 28 Dec 2007
95
83rd
An incredibly sharp, daring, shocking, smart and above-all else groundbreaking mockumentary/comedy. As someone with an interest in politics and international relations, this film is absolutely a razor-sharp satire of the world. Similar to Blazing Saddles, this movie also attempts to point out how ridiculous racism is by strawmanning it to death while we laugh. An absolutely amazing movie that will be looked at 20 years from now like how Blazing Saddles is today.
Rated 30 Dec 2007
87
73rd
I've not laughed at a movie so much in my life. Borat was always one of my favorite characters, and this is exactly what I wanted from a film-length version.
Rated 19 Feb 2008
0
0th
That was the most disgusting film I've ever watched. I can't believe I watched it for as long as I did.
Rated 21 Mar 2008
0
6th
Torture
Rated 27 Apr 2008
20
2nd
Impossible to watch until the end.
Rated 28 Jul 2008
75
56th
Just goes to show how culturally misunderstanding North America is. But, it was funny.
Rated 19 Aug 2008
25
17th
Some of it's funny, a lot of it is embarrasing and all of it is annoying. I didn't watch the whole thing, but.. It's all pretty much the same. Borat goes about making an ass of himself and those around him. I might've liked it more if I didn't think Sacha Baron Cohen was so INCREDIBLY annoying. I hate the guy. Few good laughs, recommended if you're into.. lame embarassing humor.
Rated 23 Nov 2008
10
0th
Not funny, turned it off after 10 minutes.
Rated 31 Dec 2008
80
79th
Nice movie, not as rediculously funny as I was lead to believe though. Have to respect the lengths that Sacha Baron Cohen must have gone to stay in character on this one.
Rated 18 Jan 2009
30
0th
One of the dumbest movie I have every seen. Though I think that was the point but I still hated it.
Rated 05 Apr 2009
40
4th
About 5% funny fish-out-of-water comedy, 5% actually insightful social commentary, and 90% painfully racist and offensive. I can understand why the mid-2000s Family Guy consuming audience would love this, but I can't understand why dreck like this was so beloved by critics as well.
Rated 03 May 2009
40
5th
Maybe I don't understand the movie... but it was horrible... though interesting to watch... a lot of secondhand embarrasment going on...
Rated 09 Jul 2009
3
45th
Generally funny as hell, though some parts are driven into the ground. I can't imagine it would hold up very well upon repeated viewings, though.
Rated 01 Aug 2009
51
7th
My sister told me I had to watch it. OK, it was mostly hilarious. I couldn't tell half the time what was a hoax and what was actual. Some stuff was just insanely funny, other stuff was a bit offensive, but, hey you take the good with the bad. I am supposed to watch his other one, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
Rated 19 Aug 2009
0
2nd
Hate such stupid, sense less comedy where all women are treated like whores
Rated 20 Aug 2009
10
2nd
It's not that I didn't get it, I totally get it, I just don't like it.
Rated 23 Aug 2009
30
19th
The joke gets old really quickly.
Rated 18 Feb 2010
70
56th
Pretty amusing but it's really just one long skit. Sasha Cohen is the real life equivalent of an internet troll getting real people to react with racism, arrogance, or idiocy. He's pretty successful at what he does and I admit I laughed more times than not. The only reason why it doesn't rank higher is because some of it is obviously staged.
Rated 05 Jun 2010
0
6th
When this came out, everyone I knew watched it. For months they regurgitated jokes from it to each other. They said it was the best thing ever. I watched it and couldn't bear to be around my thick-as-pigshit, accept anything friends any more. Lowest common denominator drivel. Avoid.
Rated 04 Sep 2010
34
1st
This could have been both funny and intelligent satire had it been more believable. As is, it is just dumb.
Rated 20 Aug 2011
50
14th
Too embarrasing to be that funny.
Rated 07 Feb 2012
38
10th
People manage to laugh at this one? Seriously? It's bloody old fashioned. Disgusting and course as well. I can laugh more while watching any Ingmar Bergman movie.
Rated 15 May 2015
45
38th
Tries to be funny by being obnoxious. Instead achieves merely the latter.
Rated 16 Mar 2021
75
65th
Its format makes it feel a little thrown-together at times, but somehow I think that is what Borat is going for. This feels like a wonderful product of its time that has only gotten better with age because a lot of the same things that the film points out as being messed up about American culture are still deeply present today.
Rated 30 Apr 2021
88
71st
A nice, family-friendly film for people of all ages! I would definitely recommend this for a family movie night! Is nice!
Rated 26 Nov 2006
76
59th
It sounded promising, and some wonderful reviews and great PR opportunities definitely helped. But when it came to crunch time, this film didn't perform. I did laugh a bit, but jokes got old quickly, some just weren't funny. Perhaps what seemed weird was that he had a lot of people agree with him and his point of view, which became almost too convenient, although now we've found that many were paid to act that way. All in all, wait for it on DVD.
Rated 03 Dec 2006
97
96th
Finally, a comedy that understands a naked man chasing a fat naked man with a rubber fist through a hotel is really the pinnacle of funny.
Rated 07 Dec 2006
75
49th
The interviews, and a lot of this is quite boring but there are still quite a few moments that are absolutely hilarious
Rated 12 Dec 2006
65
33rd
Funny enough... but I guess I'd seen so much of Borat online that I was a bit jaded going in. So while I understand the great scores everyone is giving this movie, I'm going to have to go low because the character bores me now..
Rated 28 Dec 2006
90
86th
Somewhat slow start, but winds up to be a funny movie with a lot of original thought. Worth seeing as long as you aren't easily offended by religious, racial, or sexual type jokes.
Rated 29 Dec 2006
70
56th
While the people of Kazakhstan may be unsettled with how they are portrayed in a fictional form to the world, it's more unnerving to know that the world is seeing REAL people in the United States in an even more unfavorable light. Watch it and laugh, but let's also hope that viewers around the world won't form prejudices of their own in either case due to the stereotypical views presented in the movie, both real and contrived.
Rated 07 Jan 2007
80
81st
Funny moviefilm for make hilarity. The ethnicity/nationality jokes aren't very funny, but there's plenty more to like. Indeed, some scenes are simply unforgettable.
Rated 14 Jan 2007
75
78th
Not as good as the Ali G sketches but a solid 75
Rated 14 Jan 2007
90
88th
Sacha Baron Cohen is a genius. Unbelievably hilarious reality moments and Cohen's brilliant ability to stay in character make up for a semi-weak storyline. Perhaps one of the funniest movies of all time.
Rated 19 Jan 2007
70
70th
Funny the first time though and still funny on repeat viewings but the fact that it became popular enough to quote endlessly kind of detracts from it's appeal. A film that was great to watch when it was fresh in theaters. It did have many hilarious scenes to it which make it one of the better comedies in years.
Rated 19 Jan 2007
80
89th
Funny stuff
Rated 26 Jan 2007
85
91st
This film rocks. One of the few things my daughter and I agree on
Rated 28 Jan 2007
60
39th
Shocking and hilarious in parts, mind numbingly dull in others but entertaining overall. Go Borat!
Rated 31 Jan 2007
92
85th
Biggest fun in theatres! Finally a movie where one can laugh at bigots, racists etc. and doesn't feel political about it.
Rated 06 Feb 2007
76
84th
Sacha Baron Cohen and his team of collaborators are a pure comedy revolutionaries. His TV sketches are grounbreaking and complete lung - destoyers. This film is defintetly funny, provocative and enjoybale but it doesn't quite reach the hilariousness of most of his Ali G shows. But still better than 85% of all the comedies that i've seen in the last couple of years.
Rated 08 Feb 2007
87
94th
Funny movie, funnier character, but people really need to stop quoting the movie and doing the voice. It slightly ruins it.
Rated 08 Feb 2007
55
6th
I wouldn't Recommend watching this Movie in Theaters! Don't get me wrong i love slap-stick and silly comedies, But this movie is in another galaxy. There were some scenes that are "falling out your seat laughter", But Overall I didn't like the Movie. If i was you i would wait to rent this movie when you have 2 hours to kill and even then i don't know if its worth watching ...
Rated 08 Feb 2007
92
83rd
A masterpiece in the category of comedy
Rated 16 Feb 2007
65
33rd
buðrayla birlikte gittik -buðra alpagut- ve merveyle ilk defa görüþtüm...
Rated 17 Feb 2007
80
78th
It made me laugh way more than it really should have. It's all around just a very well done silly film.
Rated 20 Feb 2007
66
27th
The sheer excruciating nature of watching Borat felt a lot more justified by his old TV segments, where the humour comes more from people's ready acceptance of ignorant, wildly inappropriate behaviour simply because it comes from a man posing as a Second World journalist. Still, naked wrestling is funny too, I guess.
Rated 21 Feb 2007
86
96th
Offensive? Yes. Disgusting? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely. This movie, hilarious as it is, is also a hard-hitting commentary on the American people. Excellent.
Rated 25 Feb 2007
25
3rd
Just as feeble as the old Candid Camera--create fake situations with real people and let them embarrass themselves. Not my idea of comedy.
Rated 25 Feb 2007
85
63rd
God, I haven't seen scenes so stravagant! I was unconfortable with his fooling jokes and americans'ignorance.
Rated 27 Feb 2007
14
75th
I think I preferred his shorts on Da Ali G Show, but there are some gems within the rather silly scripted parts.
Rated 27 Feb 2007
77
63rd
Would be better but the film didn't need all of that nudity -- I liked Borat more as a bumbling, innocent goof.
Rated 27 Feb 2007
3
64th
A big portion of this movie shouldn't be funny at all, but it somehow ends up being hilarious.
Rated 28 Feb 2007
85
43rd
Loved the TV show, but the movie could have used fewer scripted scenes and more political bite.
Rated 01 Mar 2007
70
82nd
Excellent
Rated 03 Mar 2007
45
15th
How to make millions and get an oscar nomination: Take a really funny character from TV sketches, make the sketch 15 times longer and strip any semblance of humour from the whole thing and cater for the absolute lowest common denominator instead.
Rated 04 Mar 2007
95
92nd
I have never laughed so hard in my entire life. Ever. This is the funniest thing in the world.
Rated 04 Mar 2007
71
62nd
A good comedy with only a few slow parts and a somewhat lame storyline. Nonetheless, it's worth seeing.
Rated 05 Mar 2007
78
81st
I was laughing really hard for a pretty high percentage of this movie.
Rated 07 Mar 2007
64
65th
There are hilarious scenes, that is true, but many things are "fixed" and that is a big minus of the movie....
Rated 09 Mar 2007
70
42nd
show is better like every other film sacha makes
Rated 10 Mar 2007
89
85th
Borat is one of those movies that is undoubtedly funnier each time. It's undeniably smart and absolutely fearless. Anyone who doesn't take life too seriously will have a blast. Really good!
Rated 10 Mar 2007
97
91st
i couldn't stop laughing

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