• tomwanted

    ★★★½ Watched by tomwanted 09 Feb, 2016

    An Absurdität kaum zu überbieten. Trifft aber genau meinen Humor. Flach.

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  • Corey Pierce

    ★★ Rewatched by Corey Pierce 30 Jan, 2016

    Liked about 4 times as much as before. You can do the math. Easier to watch at home, but clear that Cohen's sense of humor doesn't work as well when fully scripted. More than anything The Dictator's fatal flaw is most of Aladeen's one liners are just Borat lines with a beard.

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  • pstead

    ★★★ Watched by pstead 28 Jan, 2016

    Not one of Cohen's best works but still better than The Interview.

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  • WreckItDee

    ★★ Rewatched by WreckItDee 27 Jan, 2016

    God awful experience on this rewatch which I think the like of Sasha Baron Cohen, director Larry Charles and co-stars like Sir Ben Kingsley, John C. Riley and Anna Faris should veer clear as far as possible.

    Perhaps Jason Mantzoukas would still sound this out on his podcasts, but he was the best thing here.

    Cohen who ran out of the opportunities for the guerrilla segments by masquerading into characters and retrieved raw reactions from the general public; had one of those in the Lancaster Hotel and that was so lackluster as well.

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  • skype jonze

    ★★½ Watched by skype jonze 23 Jan, 2016

    Why was this so 'americanised', for lack of a better word (for lack of time to go visit thesaurus and lack of care tbh)?

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  • Trevor Dailey

    ★★ Added by Trevor Dailey

    This movie is weird because it's like a severely scripted version of Borat or Bruno, but it doesn't meet the mark.

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  • MichelleK

    ★★★½ Added by MichelleK

    Oh man, this is great in all the wrong ways. Funny movie!

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  • Martin White

    ★★★★ Watched by Martin White 15 Jan, 2016

    Rather silly and childish at times, but a fun comedy about a dictator being replaced by a double and so being lost in New York. Plenty of laughs and some satire and pokes at contemporary USA as well as plenty of piss taking out of ridiculous dictators. However, there isn't much deeper meaning, unlike the revealing of hidden racism and homophobia in Borat and Bruno.

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  • marundell

    ★★★½ Rewatched by marundell 11 Jan, 2016

    I know Sacha Baron Cohen is about as popular as Adam Sandler at this point in time, but I have to admit I laughed my ass off during this film. The helicopter scene is one of the best Baron Cohen has ever done.

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  • Fabio Arnold

    ★½ Watched by Fabio Arnold 03 Jan, 2016

    Mittelmäßig Lustig...

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  • JimmyDean

    ★★★ Watched by JimmyDean 03 Jan, 2016

    Kind of ashamed to say I enjoyed this.

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  • Donkerwoud

    ★★★ Added by Donkerwoud

    Wat te doen als je als komiek doorbreekt met improvisatiecomedy in candid camera situaties, maar dan vervolgens zo bekend ermee wordt dat iedereen je typetjes kent!? Kennelijk kon Sacha Baron Cohen niet veel anders meer dan zijn nieuwste typetje neerzetten in een standaard komedie. Gelukkig is óók zijn Aladeen een fijn politiek incorrect monstertje, dat tegen de gevoelige plek aanschopt van de eindeloze reeks aan dictatoren die onlangs zijn gevallen in de Arabische lente. Leuke vondsten als decadent ingerichte Oosterse…

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