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The Dictator
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Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen

Aladeen / Efawadh
Rocky Citron

Rocky Citron

Baby Aladeen
Liam Campora

Liam Campora

Aladeen Age 6
Aasif Mandvi

Aasif Mandvi

Doctor
Rizwan Manji

Rizwan Manji

Patient
Rick Chambers

Rick Chambers

Newscaster Voiceover
Elsayed Mohamed

Elsayed Mohamed

Wadiyan Olympic Official


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Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen

(written by)
Alec Berg

Alec Berg

(written by)


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Trailer 2

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The Dictator - Official Trailer

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The Dictator

2 years, 8 months ago at May 19 21:00
8 votes
I used to think that the main reason why I enjoyed both Borat and Bruno was mostly due to the brilliance of the sociopolitical satire that each of those films brought to the table. But now I realize that those two movies had something else (an added push, if you will): both movies delivered their sociopolitical satire through humor of the "I CANNOT believe they just did that!" variety. Borat and B... read more

Gleeful fun, but too calculated

2 years, 8 months ago at May 26 2:56
2 votes
"America! The birthplace of AIDS!"

Who would've thought that Sacha Baron Cohen had another new character in him? The talented performer fooled the world using the personas of Ali G, Borat and Bruno, and now Cohen has re-teamed with director Larry Charles to introduce another comic creation for another hard-R comedy destined to be both controversial and polarising. Like Cohen and Cha... read more

Sacha strikes again with another guilty pleasure.

2 years, 7 months ago at Jun 28 17:32
2 votes
Following the experiences of Borat in 2006 and Bruno in 2009, any mockumentary involving Sacha Baron Cohen will either become a huge controversial offense to specific viewers or turn out to be just a traditional laugh out loud comedy. Once again, Baron Cohen decides to mock another social class of individuals which could become the most insulting so far. Although, there were still the few abusive ... read more
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The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Release date: 16 May 2012
Comedy (22), 2012 (17), Satire (8), 2010s (6), Dictator (4), Usa (4), New York (3), Political (3), Romance (3), Nuclear Weapon (3), Politics (2), Offensive (2), Democracy (2), Execution (1), Not Offensive (1), Ben Kingsley (1), Funny (1), John C. Reilly (1), Egomaniac (1), Fictional Country (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 9 months, 3 weeks ago

An average movie

“Like most of us, I was really impressed by ‘Borat’ which must be one of the funniest movies made in the last 10 years and, from then on, it seemed that Sacha Baron Cohen would become the next comedic genius. Then, he used the same trick for ‘Bruno’ and I thought it didn’t work that well this time. With this in mind, I tempered my expectations for his next feature, and this time, he made a smart move and decided to try something different , which was a more traditional comedy with a real plot and no semi-documentary shenanigans. Eventually, I thought it was not bad but nothing really amazing, I’m afraid. The point is that, even though the approach was different, the humor was still the same and I think I’m getting a little bit tired of his really crude jokes. Furthermore, the ” read more

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sharath posted a review 2 years, 1 month ago

Democracy is.....

“Political satire takes an equal amount of balls and tact. Too often does a satire movie end up too preachy, too safe or too overdone that it crosses that thin line. It takes a master to craft a film that delivers a good punch without being too painful. Enter "The Dictator", a witty, funny, biting political and social satire that can easily be the most hilarious film this year.

Larry Charles and Sacha Baron Cohen team up once again to bring us black comedy at its finest. If the snide opening dedication to the late Kim Jong Il does not get you at least grinning or chuckling then you know you're in the wrong theatre. You are not here to watch some tame little romantic comedy. You are here to behold the rise and fall and rise again and fall again of Admiral General Aladeen; the perve” read more

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Exeter posted a review 2 years, 3 months ago

“Typically irreverent and sacreligious but not one of Sacha's funniest, though it has its moments. As always with Baron Cohen's work there are salty truths and messages buried within. Towards the end - "Why are you guys so anti-dictators? ..." - it delivers a stinging rebuke outlining how America has managed to put the mock in democracy whilst morally bigging itself up to other nations.

The quality of cinematography is of a high order and the music, by Sacha's brother Erran, is fresh and apt. The elfin (and rather cute) Anna Faris was well chosen for the rom-com aspect of the piece but overall the thing lacked focus. It seems to be a part of Baron Cohen's ouvre that he can confuse, shock and tickle you in as few words as possible. Sometimes that appeals, sometimes it doesn't.” read more

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