Borat

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Hilarious but raunchy mockumentary has sex, language.

R 2006 82 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 46 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 112 reviews

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age 12+

haha

Violence 2/5 Sex 5/5 Language 5/5 Drinking/Drugs/Smoking 2/5
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age 13+

Hilarious movie contains crude and potentially offensive humour.

Borat is a very funny but crude movie. It is a documentary-style film following a character named Borat, a journalist who travels from Kazakhstan to America. What makes this movie so hilarious is that the majority of people Borat interviews in the film are not in on the joke and think that Borat is a real journalist from Kazakhstan who wants to learn about life in America. Therefore, much of the humour unfolds in a sort of improvised and natural way. The movie contains a lot of gross humour which may be shocking or inappropriate to some. The movie includes a lot of foul language including F-bombs. There are references to sex and female reproductive parts, toilet humour with a focus on feces, a prostitute character with revealing clothes, Borat calls a man a “rapist,” and he even makes out with his sister. Borat pokes fun at different groups including feminists, Jews, Christians, and southerners. There is some non-sexual nudity, including a picture showing Borat’s son whose penis is on full display (this scene is pretty lengthy). Borat also physically attacks his travel companion in what is supposed to be a comical moment as they are both naked (their private areas are censored but their bare butts are visible). This is after Borat catches his friend masturbating to pictures of Pamela Anderson (the magazine covers the character’s crotch, although it is obvious what he is doing). Moreover, Borat watches a sex tape featuring Pamela Anderson but we don’t see the tape; we can only hear the audio. If you are easily offended, you may want to skip this film. However, I would recommend it for most people as it is quite a notorious movie with several laugh out loud moments. Teens will be able to handle Borat, no problem.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
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