91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is a toxic dart aimed at the spangly new heart of American hypocrisy: our fake-tolerant, fake-charitable, fake-liberated-yet-still madly-closeted fame culture.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
You'll hoot and holler as it strips down its targets and sticks it to them, hardcore. Baron Cohen is the pure, untamed id of movie comedy.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Brüno offers more shock value for your moviegoing dollar than any other movie this year.
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70

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Packed with filthy jokes, insane sight gags, and body parts used in decidedly uncommon ways, Brüno is hands-down the dirtiest R-rated movie you'll see this year.
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65

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Director Larry Charles has made Bruno a tighter, better-looking film than "Borat," which is not necessarily a good thing on those occasions when you suspect it of scripting rather than just observing.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A crude, cringe-worthy, and intermittently funny affair that triggers the gag reflex. I sincerely can't tell you whether I was choking with laughter or keeping from choking.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Brüno is what "Borat’" was too well-done to be: a publicity stunt about publicity stunts.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Bruno is only intermittently funny and all too often the "ambushes" of celebrities and civilians look staged. The movie is even a tad -- dare we say it? -- tedious.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The bad outweighs the good and the cringes outnumber the laughs in Brüno, a disappointment from Sacha Baron Cohen, whose "Borat" was one of the funniest movies of the decade.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Here’s the bad news: Brüno is no "Borat." Here’s the worse news: Brüno crosses the line, like a besotted sprinter, from hilariously to genuinely awful.
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54 out of 100
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