Review in Brief: Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)

Borat is the hero we all deserve right now. The world is in a tailspin and needs to take a long, hard look at itself. Now Borat is a known quantity, Sacha Baron Cohen needs help in throwing a spotlight on bigoted Americans, in the form of a partner in crime (Maria Bakakova steals the show from him as his daughter Tuta) and a lot of disguises. There’s a surprising amount of heart in this one and a lot more likely artifice in the construction of some of these situations – you hope Cohen had to pick and choose the most damnable responses in the edit and at least a few people called Borat out on the outrageous things he says. It’s a ballsy skewering of Trump and Trump’s America where the jokes don’t always land but when they do they’ll leave you reeling, and they’ll make you think. SSP

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

Writer and film fanatic fond of black comedies, sci-fi, animation and films about dysfunctional families.
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