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a five minute skit . . .
Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2020
. . . extended to 72 minutes, followed by ten minutes of closing credits. Some clever satire of course, but shocking moments of misogyny, narcissism, racism, cheerful sociopathy are only funny once or twice each, then just become repetitive. The protagonist here reminds us too much of Borat, without the charm. By the halfway point engagement begins to wane. Nice irony at the end in a sublime speech about dictatorship, which of course describes the US to a tee. It turns out Cohen with scripted actors, without the usual danger of being exposed mid-scene by real-people dupes, is not so compelling. While a major movie star, he appears to lack the skill set to carry a conventional movie . . .