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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 15, 2018
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  • Summary: Sacha Baron Cohen returns to television with a new satirical series.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jul 27, 2018
    80
    It’s funny, outrageous, broad--and scary. Some of the material is gratuitous and crude, for sure. ... But most of the show is remarkably on point.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Wilstein
    Jul 16, 2018
    80
    Ultimately, Who Is America? is a much-welcome return to form for Baron Cohen. ... Baron Cohen proves that he still has what it takes to get under the thin skins of the powerful people he clearly believes are making America worse. Watching them show their true colors to the world has never been more satisfying.
  3. Reviewed by: Randall Colburn
    Jul 16, 2018
    75
    If only it were funnier. There’s plenty of laughs in the episode, but Baron Cohen has a habit of pursuing particular rabbit holes for far too long. ... Not weak, however, is Baron Cohen the performer, who’s clearly put some real time into these characters. His various accents, American and otherwise, are shockingly confident, and the precise.
  4. Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Jul 16, 2018
    58
    There are some laughs in Who Is America?, but the most profound feeling you get from the show is weariness. Cohen’s haphazard comedy instincts feel topical in the worst way.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jul 16, 2018
    50
    The show is a mixed bag; some of it successful, some of it irritating, some of it funny when it is also irritating, some of it not irritating but not particularly funny either.
  6. Reviewed by: Todd VanDerWerff
    Jul 16, 2018
    40
    There are instances when Cohen exposes moments of genuine American racism or Republican gun love that feel like they’re coalescing toward a point. But a lot of the humor is cruel and cynical, for the sake of being cruel and cynical, and even more of it points and laughs at the rubes, provoking them simply to provoke them.
  7. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Aug 4, 2018
    40
    Little more than a Borat clone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. Jul 16, 2018
    10
    Sacha Baron Cohen is back and his nihilistic humor in today's depiction on modern day politics never ceases to amaze me! Hi Five!
  2. Jul 18, 2018
    10
    Great stuff. Exposes absurdities on all sides of the spectrum, and pulls no punches, as comedy should. Anything pushing the envelope in theGreat stuff. Exposes absurdities on all sides of the spectrum, and pulls no punches, as comedy should. Anything pushing the envelope in the last couple years gets people's, especially critics, panties in a bunch. They don't want to admit why, so they will act like something is boring or sub-par when it is clearly the opposite. Ideologues will never understand humor, art, or anything on the fringes they seek to dominate. Check out the show and watch for these patterns w people- they're constantly spitting on anything even remotely creative these days. Expand
  3. Jul 23, 2018
    10
    MAkes fun of extremes on both sides, but the insanity of the right is clearly seen.
  4. Aug 27, 2018
    9
    Excellent work Mr. Cohen. No matter if the jokes fly or don't take off. What does matter is how a mirror is placed in front of these so calledExcellent work Mr. Cohen. No matter if the jokes fly or don't take off. What does matter is how a mirror is placed in front of these so called "patriots" who so willingly expose themselves as the hateful and ignorant S**t stains they really are. That unfortunately is who nearly half of America is. Expand
  5. Jul 24, 2018
    9
    Show 1 was a bit of a damp squib - but episode 2 was Baron-Cohen at his best. Pushing the limits of what he can get away with delivers plentyShow 1 was a bit of a damp squib - but episode 2 was Baron-Cohen at his best. Pushing the limits of what he can get away with delivers plenty of great moments that I won't spoil, because half the magic is feeling your jaw hit the floor as his targets repeatedly fall into the traps he'd laid. Expand
  6. Sep 18, 2018
    8
    "Who Is America?" is a little hard to watch/digest overall and some of the characters and their schticks can get a little redundant, but it is"Who Is America?" is a little hard to watch/digest overall and some of the characters and their schticks can get a little redundant, but it is Cohen undoubtedly back at the top of his game. What more could you ask for really? Expand
  7. Jul 17, 2018
    0
    Just boring and not funny at all. Does not deserve more than 0. I am serious. Just booring.

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