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!

Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, [2012]
Edition: Banned and unrated ed.
ISBN: 9781415766712
1415766711
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) :,sd., color ;,4 3/4 in.

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Mar 04, 2015
  • Quimeras rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Ridiculous.

Feb 27, 2015
  • ChampionMDR rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

The laughs wear thin very quickly in this film.

Feb 09, 2015

Incredibly funny! Every time I see it again I notice new jokes I'd missed before.
(Stop comparing it to Cohen's other works. Did you do that with Robin Williams, Good Morning Vietnam, Jumanji, Mrs Doubtfire??? or other comedians. This work is its own.)

Feb 03, 2015
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

So there wer a few iffy offensive moments but mostly LOL ... and it is funnier than Borat in mho.

Jan 27, 2015
  • VashonCharles rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I had to stop and reset my sensibilities, then found it hilarious! It can be offensive to those who are overly sensitive, but Cohen does a great job of including everyone in his humor. And we can't be afraid to laugh!

Jan 05, 2015

I found it offensive.

Apr 27, 2014
  • Crossroads425 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Drop Dead Funny

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.

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.

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.

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Feb 03, 2015
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

You are the last great dictator!
All of the others are gone! Qaddafi,
Saddam, Kim Jong, Cheney.

Feb 03, 2015
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Why are you guys so anti-dictators? Imagine if America was a dictatorship. You could let 1% of the people have all the nation's wealth. You could help your rich friends get richer by cutting their taxes. And bailing them out when they gamble and lose. You could ignore the needs of the poor for health care and education. Your media would appear free, but would secretly be controlled by one person and his family. You could wiretap phones. You could torture foreign prisoners. You could have rigged elections. You could lie about why you go to war. You could fill your prisons with one particular racial group, and no one would complain. You could use the media to scare the people into supporting policies that are against their interests.

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."

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!"

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."

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."

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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Jan 16, 2013
  • lstraube rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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Oct 17, 2012
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Sep 06, 2012
  • Blue_Beaver_60 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Blue_Beaver_60 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 99

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