Release date: Friday, Oct. 23
Director: Jason Woliner
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova
Run-time: 1h 36min
Age rating: R
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Nice! It's now pretty easy to watch Borat 2 online, thanks to Amazon Prime Video. And ever since Amazon couldn't wait to drop the movie early (giving it an early nudge out the gate while the final presidential debate was taking place), viewers have continued to stream Borat's return to America.
Yes, Sacha Baron Cohen is back in the suit he wears best, as journalist Borat Sagdiyev, who is returning to America and causes quite a bit of chaos. And as you can see above, he's very pro-face mask, highlighting how super-timely the movie appears to be.
And he's not alone, either. As seen in the below trailer, the titular Borat has his daughter (played by Maria Bakalova) riding shotgun (on thee roof of his car, no less). And Borat's mission? To match his daughter up with someone close to the throne (U.S. President Donald J. Trump).
And, unsurprisingly, Cohen is jabbing at the state of America, with Borat bringing his daughter to a Women's Health Center where they meet a pastor who is working there and refuses to help her get an abortion.
Then, the COVID-19 quarantine hits and Borat puts himself in a log cabin-looking house with a couple of Americans who fear Democrat politicians more than Coronavirus. By the end of the trailer, you'll realize who he's trying to set his daughter up with, and it's a doozie.
Most recently, we've discovered that Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is also involved in the film's goings on. He is interviewed by Borat's daughter near the end of the film — appearing at around 1 hour and 17 minutes in — and the circumstances surrounding this scene are already hotly debated.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch Borat 2 online right now. Plus, check out the trailer below:
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How to watch Borat 2 for free
Borat 2 is live now on Amazon Prime Video, not as a video on demand PPV, but as a part of the Prime Video catalogue. That means new members can see the movie for free with Prime's 30 Day Free Trial. Amazon sometimes offers trials for lapsed members, so it's worth a look if your membership isn't active.
Prime Video is available all around the world, with a few exceptions: China, Iran, North Korea and Syria.
Borat 2 reviews
The reviews of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm are mostly positive. Here's a round-up of what movie critics are saying.
At Variety, Peter Debruge writes "it’s a relief that the 'Subsequent Moviefilm' is no dashed-off affair, but a parody on par with the original. Granted, audiences have a better idea of what to expect now, and the shaky camerawork and extreme attempts to make even scripted bits look spontaneous distract more than they add in the year 2020. But Borat has lost none of his bite, treading that same fine line between sophomoric humor and pointed political satire."
Entertainment Weekly gave Borat 2 an A-, and Lean Greenblatt's review calls it "not the Borat we deserve, maybe, but the one we need right now" before noting the film's "entire axis spins on the kind of extreme discomfort comedy you almost need a pillow to chew on and a pile of Xanax to get through, that's also the particular genius of Baron Cohen, an artist who instinctively knows how to hold up a mirror — and that a cracked one can show us, maybe better than anything, exactly what we need to see."
The BBC's Nicholas Barber writes "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is nowhere near as hilarious as its predecessor. The pranks tend to be longer and baggier, more audacious than funny, and there is nothing to match the gross-out brilliance of the naked wrestling, or the magnificent silliness of keeping a bear in the back of an ice cream van. But be patient: the last half hour of Subsequent Moviefilm has enough fine material to make it all worthwhile."
Others have weighed in as well. Adam McKay (director of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy) tweeted "I laughed so hard I made embarrassing sounds when I saw #Borat2. And on top of that it gets to the twisted insane clown car heart of America in a way that nothing else has."
Actor/writer/director Seth Rogen's also seen Borat 2, tweeting "I’ve seen #Borat2 around six times over the last few months, and I can’t wait to watch it a seventh. It’s crazy and wonderful and couldn’t be more timely. It also has a few of the funniest scenes I’ve ever seen in a movie. I’m excited for you to see it."
Borat 2 cast
In addition to the top-billed cast below, it seems that Rudy Giuliani and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence appear as themselves in the film. The rest of the cast of victims of Borat's humor are not listed online.
- Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat
- Irina Novak as Sandra Jessica Parker Sagdiyev
- Luenell as Luenell