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May 16, 2012
R , 1 hr 23 min
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Synopsis: A tyrant risks all to prevent democracy in his country.
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Sacha Baron Cohen
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By Stephanie Zacharek
The Dictator, for all its liberal leanings, doesn't let anyone off the hook, not even well-intentioned liberals. Cohen comes right out and...
New York Daily News
By Elizabeth Weitzman
The easily offended will be appalled. The rarely offended may be appalled. But they'll have to stop laughing long enough to realize it.
The Hollywood Reporter
By Todd McCarthy
Cohen employs a comic range that ricochets between wicked political barbs and the lowest anatomical farce, to often funny and occasionally...
By Steven Rea
Mixes its high and low comedy with surprising success.
San Francisco Chronicle
By Amy Biancolli
The Dictator's over-the-top rant against the rank lunacy of authoritarianism deploys comedy like an act of violence; it's outrageous, quick...
By Peter Travers
The Dictator leaves you laughing helplessly. It starts at outrageous and rockets on from there. Screw the occasional sputter.
By Claudia Puig
After laughing at crudely funny scenes in The Dictator, there's a cringing sensation of guilt.
By Wesley Morris
You're left with an inert, politically neutral movie, a satire that can't bring itself to properly satirize anything.
By Lisa Schwarzbaum
What's shocking this time is how tame Sacha Baron Cohen's newest wild man is, for all the kerfuffle the comedian can stir up on the...
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By Joe Morgenstern
Sacha Baron Cohen's tosses off some sensationally funny stuff before descending into a rat-a-tat rhythm of random insult and ritual...
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Sacha Baron cohen as the dictator is freaky , funny
Sacha was funny in the dictator . I was not offended but some scenes i was . but a good sacha baron cohen film . Grade A-...
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Rated R | For Strong crude and sexual content, brief male nudity, language and some violent images
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