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The Dictator review
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Review of The Dictator

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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.
Added by Exeter
5 years ago on 1 November 2012 12:24

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