Early Bruno Reviews Are In

By Josh Tyler 2009-06-29 06:03:08discussion comments
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We aren’t allowed to share our opinion on Bruno until next week, but the film premiered in Los Angeles last week and the embargo on LA critics is being lifted tomorrow. So of course they’re all posting their reviews today.

Actually they do so with good reason. According to David Poland, as usual the trades ignored the embargoes and ran their reviews on Friday. It seems then only fair that everyone else should get their shot. Everyone of course, except those of us who don’t live on the west coast. Still waiting.

We’ll bring you our Bruno review as soon we’re able. In the meantime, we’ll update this page with reviews as they appear. So far as the major reviews roll in, the consensus among them seems to be that perhaps this bit is getting a little old, but if you liked Borat you’ll laugh your ass off at Bruno. Here’s a quick sampling of what’s out there so far.

Early Bruno Reviews:

“Bruno may not have the freshness that Borat had, but it will please Cohen’s fans nonetheless.” - Jimmy O, JoBlo.com [8/10]

“Sacha Baron Cohen might have gone to the well once too often.” - Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter

“There are 61 laughs, three dildos, one gyrating, talking penis, an anal bleaching and one very pissed-off politician in "Bruno," which should be enough to make any movie fly. But there is also a pronounced nasty streak to the innumerable provocations staged by the title character.” - Todd McCarthy, Variety

“Anybody who thought Borat was funny is going to find this movie extremely funny.” - David Poland, The Hot Blog

"Shorter, ruder, uncut, and far more outrageous, but also more calculated, narrowly focused and less politically poignant, “Bruno,” Sacha Baron Cohen’s follow-up to “Borat” is a wildly uneven text that includes some of the most outré sexual stuff to be ever seen on American screen." - Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.com

"Brüno is like Milk, but with a talking penis." - Nick Schager, Slant Magazine [3/4]

"The crown of the reigning king of bad taste must pass from John Waters to Sacha Baron Cohen." - Richard Mowe, BoxOffice.com

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