• Carlos Rodríguez

    ★★★★ Watched by Carlos Rodríguez 18 Feb, 2013

    The Dictator is a smart and sharp political satire, which is consistently funny and is filled with memorable gags. Sacha Baron Cohen gives another brilliant comic performance and this time he was accompanied by Anna Faris, who was also very funny. The ending was a bit weak compared to the rest but nevertheless, what a funny and good comedy this was, because despite that it's offensive and its crude, vulgar, and off-color humor might put many people off, it uses it in its favor and takes advantage of it to build some truly funny situations. It's not as epic as Borat but it's also very enjoyable.

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  • oobawa

    ★★ Watched by oobawa 13 Sep, 2014

    Give Sacha Baron Cohen a funny accent, a hidden camera, and a couple of ideas about where to take a scene, and you get comedic gold. Give him a script, a full crew, and $65 million dollars to make a movie, and you get shit. What the hell, man? How's that read to your investors?

    It's a bit puzzling as to why The Dictator falls so flat. Cohen, who skewers American culture so viciously and unapologetically in Da Ali G…

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  • ACBlogReview

    ★★½ Watched by ACBlogReview 10 Sep, 2014

    What happens when money takes over. A clever satirical comedy turned into a generic fish out of water story plagued with toilet humour.
    A few moments of laughter but it's Borat: Lite. Easily forgotten.

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  • John Connor

    ★★ Watched by John Connor 26 May, 2012

    The law of diminishing returns is hitting Sacha Baron Cohen pretty hard now. I'd estimate that one joke in every ten got me mildly amused, and one in twenty made me laugh out loud. There's a hell of a lot of jokes though, so those ratios still mean I laughed quite a lot during the film, but there were looooong stretches when nothing worked at all. At those times, it was simply boring as hell. And if you're gonna move from kamikaze, 'gotcha' based comedy to shooting from a script ... spend more time on your God-damn script!

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  • Patrick

    ★★★ Watched by Patrick 06 Sep, 2014

    This was funny...and I feel bad about that

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  • Juan Espinoza

    ★★★ Watched by Juan Espinoza 07 Aug, 2012

    Sigue los mismos patrones que Borat y Bruno, hasta con lo del ayudante masoquista. Sin embargo esas dos anteriores tienen sendos finales muy buenos. Esta por renunciar definitivamente al estilo 'neo-cinema verité' o falso documental de las otras pierde algo de dinamismo.

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  • sho_chan0319

    ★★★★ Rewatched by sho_chan0319 19 May, 2012

    This movie was hilarious!!!

    Spoiler:
    My favorite scene was when the Dictator had to cross over towards a building on a wire. The bricks man..... The bricks......

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  • fermion

    ★★ Added by fermion

    Despite the world bleeds

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  • radiomanhead

    ★★★½ Added by radiomanhead

    Bastante entretenida, con buenos gags y se encarga de no dejar títere con cabeza, metiéndose sin discriminación tanto con izquierda como con derecha y demás.

    Lastima de ese lado sensiblero y romántico que la acerca innecesariamente a la corrección política, hubiera sido mejor mantener su desparpajo enteramente....con todo, una comedia muy recomendable.

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  • zamboITA

    ★★★ Watched by zamboITA 16 Aug, 2014

    Nonostante sia stupido, ignorante, idiota e talvolta volgare il film mi ha fatto piegare in due dalle risate. Cohen è praticamente perfetto.
    Ho apprezzato molto anche l'enorme critica sociale che sta dietro la pellicola.

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  • John Markham

    ★½ Watched by John Markham 30 May, 2012

    The Dictator could have been a great satirical comic piece that highlights flaws of a modern political world in turmoil. Instead we get a comedy that is big, dumb and not clever in the slightest. It turns out to be a great waste of the talented Baron Cohen and of a great premise, which should have been ripe for political and social parody. Instead we are offered a sluggish and obvious comedy that has more misses that hits.

    Baron Cohen's…

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  • Clau

    ★★★½ Watched by Clau 12 Aug, 2014

    "Luckily the bullet hit him in the brain."

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