Matt Hurt’s review published on Letterboxd:
I liked it. A few really great laugh out loud moments and some good/disturbing "what the fuck has happened to the US" moments. The Giuliani scenes at the end are as advertised.
Amongst all that, however, is a pretty sweet father-daughter story. It feels like they knew they had lightning in a bottle with Maria Bakalova and had Borat take a bit of a backseat to give Tutar more focus. Which was smart because she was fantastic.
Despite the controversy around this movie and the importance of the upcoming election, I don't think this movie will land as hard as the first one did. Maybe that's a reflection of the far crazier world we're in now compared to 14 years ago. Or maybe it's because the first Borat movie was something that a lot of American audiences weren't prepared for. I don't know. Regardless, this is still a fun movie.