The heroic story of a North African dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. -- (C) Paramount
Directed by: Larry Charles
Release Date: May 16, 2012
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2012
Stats: 6,962 reviews
Flixster Reviews (6,962)
May 29, 2013
I was quite bored with this movie. It wasn't funny or clever. It was just annoying and stupid. I didn't intend to watch it but thought I would see what the fuss was about since it was streaming on Netflix. Still don't understand the fuss. It's just not my type of humor I guess.
May 21, 2013
General Aladeen: From the mountain tops of North Korea to the jungles of Zimbabwe, let every child labourer and sweat shop factory worker sing... Oppressed at last! Oppressed at last! Thank Aladeen, I am oppressed at last!
The Dictator is a comedy that relies on the same tactics...
April 10, 2013
Crude to some members of the audience with a silly slapstick, The Dictator become a terrific black comedy, with together the political satire and critic. The final speech of Aladeen could even remember the Chaplin's ending in the classic The Great Dictator. Surprising comedy pict...
January 31, 2013
Dictators and Despots are fair game when it comes to making fun of them, they deserve everything they get. Charlie Chaplin had the same idea back in 1940 and sent up Hitler brilliantly in what is regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. The big difference between both f...
November 25, 2012
A passable comedy with not-so-great performances.
November 2, 2012
Well boys and girls, Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again, this time with a new character, and in non-mockumentary fashion. Frequent collaborator Larry Charles is at the helm once more for this shocking, depraved, and utterly hilarious satire about a ruthless dictator of an impoveris...
October 3, 2012
"Hotel Manager: Admiral General, welcome to New York City. And while you're here, I highly recommend a visit to the Empire State Building, before you or one of your cousins takes it down."
Waiter/Minister: That's a made up name. What is your real name?
General Aladeen: Ladis....
September 1, 2012
"You go to the bathroom after Osama, you will realize the true meaning of terrorism."
The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
August 25, 2012
Sacha Baron Cohen drops the documentary format, which is for the best after the awful Bruno. This time he brings as the character if General Aladeen, a dictator of a made-up country. On a trip to the US he is kidnapped, robbed of his beard and replaced by a lookalike. The film ha...
August 25, 2012
Funny Shit HAHAHA!!!
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