Excerpt: Supreme Leader Admiral General Aladeen is the ruler of the Republic of Wadiya, a small country which has a nuclear program that’s under a lot of discussion at the United Nations. When Aladeen is invited to the UN to clarify his nuclear plans he gets kidnapped and replaced by a double.
Excerpt: To a dictator, the little things matter. For instance, imagine you begin instituting a nuclear weapons program and your top engineer designs the missiles with a round top, not a pointy one. That’s cause for execution.
Conclusion: 'The Dictator' is a funny but uneven comedy from Sacha Baron Cohen and director Larry Charles. While a lot of the celebrated performer's comedic trademarks are present, the end results lack consistency, and the filmmakers' satire isn't as sharp as it could have been.
Excerpt: The Film You can't spell The Dictator without "dic" -- and you should expect to see some of that as well as an entire in-vagina scene in Sasha Baron Cohen's new spectacle. If you were one of the many offended by Borat and Cohen's follow-up Bruno , you'd be wise to shield yourself from this one.
Conclusion: The Dictator is a slight improvement over Brüno , but still a disappointing comedy that is well below what Sacha Baron Cohen has proven himself capable of. Though it doesn't rely exclusively on shock value,
Excerpt: I can’t help but chuckle, really, as I sit down and write this review of The Dictator . Those familiar with the work of Sacha Baron Cohen’s work in previous film roles like Borat or Bruno will have an idea as to what to expect with this latest effort and for those that don’t know his unique comic…...
Excerpt: The Dictator may be the first fully scripted movie in which Sacha Baron Cohen has starred, but it's still essentially the same as his first two films, Borat and Bruno . He's still playing an outlandish foreigner with a weird hairstyle, he's still traveling to America to see how they react to that...