There is some very impressive filmmaking going on here. The movie does a great job of forcing you to feel what the main character is feeling. It's not an easy watch, but the fact that a film can make me feel this uncomfortable and uneasy when I know that it is all pretend is very impressive. I also like how we never see the boss of the main character, but his presence is always very well known and his actions…
Not as funny or memorable as the first one, but I got to be honest, I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. This mainly has to do with the addition of Borat's daughter played by the brilliant Maria Bakalova. She steals every scene she is in. A great comedic performance. I was also a lot more invested in the relationship of Borat and his daughter than I thought I would be. Without that, I probably would…
In a way, John Williams music works as the shark. Spielberg brilliantly doesn't show the entire shark until over an hour into film, but what makes the shark so scary is the use of the music at the perfect time.
Williams' score might be the greatest in film history. Not just for the iconic shark theme but the entire score throughout the entire film. It's tense, scary, adventurous, deeply emotional, and even joyous at times. Spielberg wasn't kidding when he said fifty percent of the credit for the film's success should go to Williams. It's just pure genius.
Man, I love this movie. To be fair, it isn't as "great" as some of Hitchcock's best films like Psycho or Rear Window, but it's still entertaining as f**k. Two of Hollywood's most glamorous screen legends Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, a tight and flirtatious script, and beautiful technicolor cinematography all in a beautiful France setting. There's plenty of gorgeous establishing shots of France and its beautiful architecture and landscapes, and it also has one of my favorite love scenes in cinema. One word: fireworks. To me, it's just perfect.