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The Dictator [Blu-ray] [2012]

  • SKU: 33155528
  • Release Date: 09/12/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    70% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (25 out of 36)

    Synopsis


    The Dictator
    Comic Sacha Baron Cohen re-teams with director Larry Charles (Borat, Bruno) for this satirical tale of an oppressive, democracy-hating dictator and a goatherder (both played by Cohen) whose misadventures in America lead to a series of outrageous culture clashes. Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, and Curb Your Enthusiasm's J.B. Smoove co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Sacha Baron Cohen
      Sacha Baron Cohen - Aladeen/Efawadh
    • Anna Faris
      Anna Faris - Zoey
    • Ben Kingsley
      Ben Kingsley - Tamir
    • Sayed Badreya
      Sayed Badreya - Omar
    • Jason Mantzoukas
      Jason Mantzoukas - Nadal



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.4 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews

    70%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Wasn't impressed

      Posted
      Treydle
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      In your home country, you are all-powerful, worshipped, albeit forcibly, and seen as God come to Earth. Then, you are abandoned in a country where you’re despised by the public as a whole and must make a living. What do you do? Admiral General Hafez Aladeen (played by Sacha Baron Cohen) has been master of all he surveys in the North African Republic of Wadiya for decades. He’s immature, anti-Semitic, has such poor judgment, and so little control over his libido that his bodyguards are all female and chosen primarily for their looks. In addition, he spends a fortune of his country’s money for the pleasure of Megan Fox’s company in the bedroom. Still, all is not perfect in the world of our conceited ruler. He must face the combined challenges of building his struggling nuclear program and keeping U.N. inspectors from discovering it. All while his right hand and uncle, Tamir (played by Ben Kingsley) grows frustrated with working for such a buffoon. Believing that he rightly belongs in the seat of power, Tamir (Kingsley) hires an American mercenary named Clayton (played by John C. Reilly) to kidnap Aladeen so that he can be replaced a look-alike they employ to foil assassination attempts. The look-alike, (also played by Cohen) is a simpleton and will be much easier to manipulate than the real Aladeen who managed to escape his captors, but not before they’d stripped him of his decorated military uniform and cut off his trademark beard. After meeting him outside the U.N., Zoey, an activist and operator of an alternative lifestyle food co-op (played by Anna Faris) offers Aladeen a job, believing he was a refugee from the oppressive regime rather than the covertly ousted oppressor himself. Now, having not seen Borat or Bruno, perhaps I was unprepared for Cohen’s brand of comedy. The director, Larry Charles, was also behind the camera for Cohen’s previous efforts but I’m only familiar with his work as an alumnus of the Seinfeld writing staff and as the director of the Bill Maher documentary Religulous. I am a fan of both but comparing The Dictator to Seinfeld is like comparing apples to… well, Seinfeld. And the obvious references to eccentricities exhibited by Saddam Hussein and former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi were funny, but the protagonist himself neither funny nor sympathetic. To me, he was rarely, if ever, interesting. Others might enjoy this film, I didn't.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Funny, cleaver and crude all at the same time

      Posted
      DoctorMichael

      Not as great as Borat but much better than Bruno. Many laugh out loud segments in the movie. Watch it and laugh out loud

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very Funny!

      Posted
      ThatReviewerGuy
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      The Dictator (Unrated Version) was one of those blind-buy purchases, and it's one of my favorite dark-humor/outrageous comedy titles. Sacha Baron Cohen is hilarious.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      surprisingly funny

      Posted
      bobs72ss
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      Would have never purchased this movie but it was so cheap I couldn't resist. I was surprised to find myself laughing quite a bit through the entire movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      You have to Love Raunchy!!!

      Posted
      lizburton
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      This movie is not for the easily offended. You can't take it too seriously, you just have to release your preconceived notions of PC comedy and enjoy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not the best Sasha

      Posted
      iahawkfan
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      Not the best Sasha Cohen movie...but sends good social message-no digital copy inside

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Funny movie, Glad i bought it here..

      Posted
      TheREALTigreLoko24
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      I bought this Blu-Ray here on BestBuy.com because of the great low price. The movie is funny and dumb at the same time, I enjoyed it..

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Terrible

      Posted
      Cuate805
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Can't believe this even made it to the theaters. The jokes were stuff you hear at a elementary school. Definitely deserves a razzi award.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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