The Dictator

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Dictator

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The creators and star of Borat bring you the hilarious comedy about what happens when the world's worst dictator comes to America. Stuck in New York and stripped of his power, Aladeen is finally forced to live his ultimate nightmare, the American dream. Featuring never-before-seen footage, that's outrageous and shamefully funny!
Statement of Responsibility: Paramount Pictures presents ; a Four By Two Films production ; a Berg Mandel Schaffer, Scott Rudin production ; produced by Sacha Baron Cohen [and others] ; written by Sacha Baron Cohen & Alec Berg & David Mandel & Jeff Schaffer ; directed by Larry Charles
Title: The dictator
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. :, Paramount Pictures,, [2012]
Edition: Banned and unrated ed
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
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Report This Nov 16, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie seems to generate a lot of animosity. No, it's not even close to as funny or provocative as "Borat," but taken as a dumb, funny comedy, it's pretty entertaining. SBC does his usual deep character immersion (dude's the Daniel Day-Lewis of comedy). It has a bit of a Chaplin feel ("The Great Dictator," "A King in New York"), but with a lot more tasteless humor. Go in with low expectations.

Report This Sep 23, 2013
  • rock2 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

A rotten, obscene and juvenile procuction. A waste of production money and my time. Give it a miss.

Report This Aug 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Parts of this movie were hysterical -- had me roaring. Armpit licking wacko Sacha Baron Cohen is absolutely shameless; he's not afraid to push the envelope whatsoever. And in this age where it seems that everybody is so sensitive, and fragile, and easily offended, I admire that. I find his boldness refreshing, however incendiary. I think it's either one way or the other: you'll either totally Aladeen this movie, or completely Aladeen it. "In Loving Memory of Kim Jong-Il"... priceless.

Report This Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Silly and sloppy, THE DICTATOR is not as good as BORAT. The purpose of his shocking films is not to offend; the point (at least, originally) was to be satirical and poke fun at the people who are judgmental based on stereotypes. A prime example is the use of anti-Semitism in BORAT. The point is not for the audience to laugh at the Jews; it is to laugh at the portrayal of the unreasonable people who hate them and other groups for illogical reasons based on nothingness. The laughter needs to be directed at the right place. I feel that this film is not as tightly written and executed, and so, I wouldn't recommend. At least this new brand of ridiculousness was scripted. Unfortunately, it was stupid and uneven and ultimately not worth the spoof.

Report This Jul 19, 2013
  • bellaoa rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Couldn't watch it all because of how offensive to me it is, especially in a world where we are trying to break these annoying stereotypes. This movie throws all North American Arabian pride into the garbage and makes us start from zero. Rating: ZERO.

Report This Apr 04, 2013
  • Nords rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A lot funnier than I expected it to be. Sure some of the humor is crude, but it isn't done in a way to really offend. The main character, despite being a crazy evil dictator, is still so silly, bumbling, and well, funny that you can't take what he says seriously anyhow.

Report This Mar 24, 2013
  • laustcawz rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This has some funny moments, but it uses the extremist politically correct ending to justify all the political incorrectness throughout the rest of the movie. That's much too biased a point to try to make. Again, some funny bits, but, ultimately, it's rather misandric, since, in the end, he changes everything about himself for the woman. The story uses the most outrageous male-type extremes to make this seem reasonable, but that's a pretty all-or-nothing attitude, presenting the idea that you're either a dictator (politically or otherwise) or you're willing to be totally compliant with everything the woman wants (& a VERY feminist/leftist woman at that). It might be nice for there to be a sequel, showing the two of them continuing their relationship, with her finally giving in to some of his less absolutist &/or simply more masculine needs/requests, but I don't suppose that will happen. It probably wouldn't lend itself to a lot of obvious laughs, anyway & obvious laughs are pretty much what this film is about. The basic idea had some potential, certainly, but should've been more unpredictable & balanced, perspective-wise.

Report This Mar 22, 2013
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

There are funny moments but the movie is rather offensive.

Report This Feb 14, 2013
  • laurajohnson8653226 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Hilarious spoof of middle eastern terrorists types

Report This Jan 13, 2013
  • TheMadTabby rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Out of his three movies, I'd say I like this the best. Sacha Baron Cohen isn't doing his "fool the public" thing here, it is an actual scripted movie. That being said, you have to like his kind of humour. I really don't understand how someone could take this movie out and then complain about the arab bashing or offensive language.

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Report This Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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Report This Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Other: A hookah pipe is used and champagne is consumed.

Report This Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are many scenes that are crass or politically incorrect. It is all for comedy, but some audiences may be offended.

Report This Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Many mentions of sexuality and sex acts, but very few depictions of nudity and sex (but not none), and none of the depictions are erotic; it is all solely for comedy purposes.

Report This Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Violence: The violence is slapstick and bloodless; I personally wouldn't be offended, but others may.

Report This Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: 12 F-words, 15 sexual references, 2 religious exclamations (blasphemous phrases), 2 scatological terms, 19 anatomical terms, 2 mild obscenites, 7 derogratory terms for African-Americans/blacks, 4 deorgatory terms for Arabic peoples, and a huge amount of name-calling (such as snitch, oppressor, snake, insane, imbecile, etc.)


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Report This Aug 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Zoey: "This is my store. This is a free earth collective. We are a vegan, feminist, non-profit cooperative operating within an anti-racist, anti-oppressive framework for people of all or no genders."

Report This Aug 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

General Aladeen: "From the mountain tops of North Korea to the jungles of Zimbabwe, let every child laborer and sweat shop factory worker sing... Oppressed at last! Oppressed at last! Thank Aladeen, I am oppressed at last!"

Report This Aug 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

General Aladeen: "You seem educated." Zoey: "Yes, I went to Amherst." General Aladeen: "I love it when women go to school. It's like seeing a monkey on rollerskates. It means nothing to them, but it's so adorable for us."

Report This Aug 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Doctor (Aladeen rewrote the language so his name means both "positive" and "negative"): "Do you want the Aladeen news or the Aladeen news?" Patient: "The Aladeen news..." Doctor: "You're HIV-Aladeen."

Report This Aug 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Zoey: "That's your beard?!?" General Aladeen: "No, no, no! It's not my beard! My friend chopped the head off Morgan Freeman!"


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