Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm ★★★½

More calculated and controlled feeling than the original, but also more specifically meaningful and poignant in intention. Maria Bakalova steals the show whenever she’s on screen. But in the end it’s Borat’s crude naivety that powers the satirical ship— it’s a fuel that was sometimes positioned secondary to the film’s ideological purposes, which are highly laudable, just not always a catalyst for the inane and absurd laugh riot the film promises.