Dictator, The

Lists: Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed."

Overall Ranking: 3060 (Rank from 2012: # 137)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 37.5%
Half-Popped 43.75%
Stale 6.25%
Burnt 12.5%


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David Baruffi79(full review)
Bryan Lienesch78 - Shortsighted, offensive, and utterly hilarious. What more did you expect?
Teeter71 - Not the best comedy, but also not the worst. Borat and Bruno are his better characters, but this movie offered enough laughs to make it worth a watch in my books.
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews70(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik65 - He is rude, outrageous and politically incorrect as we like him. There're a few laugh out loud moments but Borat and Bruno are still better.
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Cirque du Cinema65(full review)
Tim The Film Guy61(full review)
Dan O'Neill60 - At a swift 82 minutes (including credits), The Dictator doesn’t over-stay its welcome and shows that Cohen is still able to make his raunchy, mean, and offensive brand of comedy work despite pulling out of some very key comedy moments that would have really taken this to be more of a satire, and not just another ordinary, Hollywood comedy.
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Sober Film Chick Mary Dieng60(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology50(full review)
Alex Hunt Essentials43(full review)
Colin Flanagan43(full review)
Gorgon Reviews43(full review)
Thomas Pollock30
Skooch20(full review)
Patrick Devitt20

People Involved

  • Sacha Baron Cohen (Aladeen / Efawadh)
  • Sayed Badreya (Omar)
  • Aasif Mandvi (Doctor)
  • Rizwan Manji (Patient)
  • Megan Fox (Herself)
  • Anna Faris (Zoey)
  • John C. Reilly (Clayton)
  • Michelle Bergh (Aladeens Mother)
  • Adeel Akhtar (Maroush)
  • Ben Kingsley (Tamir)
  • Olivia Taylor Dudley (Nurse Svetlana)
  • Jason Mantzoukas (Nadal)
  • Kathryn Hahn (Pregnant Woman)
  • Larry Charles (Director)
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