Excellent movie! Utterly hilarious!
Opening with a dedication to the late Kim Jong-Il, you know where you're heading with Sacha Baron Cohen's latest cinematic funnyman. Whereas Borat and Bruno relied more on genuine reactions from unsuspecting people and some scripted moments, The Dictator is a different affair. It's a fully-scripted film set around dictator Aladeen of the fictional Middle Eastern country of Wadiya. When the UN threatens sanctions against Wadiya, Aladeen travels to the UN in New York where he gets involved with a goofy plot involving an Aladeen double and a spirited American woman who helps him to adapt to the quirks of American life. Aladeen is so helplessly dopey that he never really comes across as a menace - more of a loveable rogue if anything. There are some genuinely funny moments in the film - e.g. the helicopter sequence but some of the more risque jokes lend themselves to chuckles rather than laughs. There are also some odd celebrity cameos that are too brief and look out of place. Cohen's routine of making fun of America is getting a bit too familiar by now. Maybe he should think about a change of scenery - how about a stiff-upper-lipped Englishman lost in the south of France? For now though, The Dictator is an amusing if not quite memorable effort. I guess Borat is hard to top.
This was absolutely terrible. If you liked this then you have the iq of a monkey. There are two funny moments in its 83 minutes. Just awful.
The Dictator was a pretty enjoyable film, less crude than Baron Cohen's previous offerings. If you like Sacha Baron Cohen's films, you will probably also like this. However, many will find this film quite predictable and jaded. There are no real surprises with the 'humour' in The Dictator, which makes the jokes all the more blunt and bland. Please surprise us with your next film Mr. Cohen!
was ok, would not recommended, wait for dvd.
this movie is so funny!!!
If you liked his recent movies, you'd know what to be expecting!! I thought it was funny enough.. :)
I thought it was poor enough really . A couple of funny bits ,but too few and far between . I would get it a miss
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