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The Dictator

The Dictator
  • 2012
  • US
  • 83 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Larry Charles
  • Written by: Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg
  • Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly
  • UK release: 18 May 2012
  • Website: www.dictatorthemovie.com

Admiral General Aladeen (Cohen) is the titular dictator: a sexist, racist, fascist pig with a penchant for execution, who during a trip to the UN is betrayed by his right-hand man (Kingsley). The jokes come thick, fast and obvious but despite moments of solid satire it feels a bit stale.

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The Dictator

11 May 20123 stars

Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest has moments of solid satire but still feels stale

From the naked scrotum-in-the-face wrestling of Borat to the manifold outrages of Brüno, Sacha Baron Cohen is not a man overly acquainted with subtlety. His latest, The Dictator, drops the improvisational feel of those earlier films, but doesn’t lower…

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