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Based on 41 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 32 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The Dictator leaves you laughing helplessly. It starts at outrageous and rockets on from there. Screw the occasional sputter. show more

  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    The Dictator's over-the-top rant against the rank lunacy of authoritarianism deploys comedy like an act of violence; it's outrageous, quick and leaves us breathless, whether from laughter or shock. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    After laughing at crudely funny scenes in The Dictator, there's a cringing sensation of guilt. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Sacha Baron Cohen's tosses off some sensationally funny stuff before descending into a rat-a-tat rhythm of random insult and ritual vulgarity. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Mixes its high and low comedy with surprising success. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The easily offended will be appalled. The rarely offended may be appalled. But they'll have to stop laughing long enough to realize it. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Cohen employs a comic range that ricochets between wicked political barbs and the lowest anatomical farce, to often funny and occasionally hilarious effect. show more

  • 85
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    The Dictator, for all its liberal leanings, doesn't let anyone off the hook, not even well-intentioned liberals. Cohen comes right out and says things that most of us, in polite conversation, wouldn't dare. He knows it's the impolite conversation that really gets things moving. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The Dictator is funny, in addition to being obscene, disgusting, scatological, vulgar, crude and so on. show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Too short and undisciplined to be a world-class comedy, but its chutzpah deserves respect. show more

  • September 01, 2012 zg00000000074322
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    The right amount of over the top stereotypes coupled with a brilliant performance by Cohen make The Dictator one of the funniest comedies of 2012. Please Sasha, continue to expose the ridiculous prejudices and preconceptions we all harbor with your amazing comedy.

  • August 27, 2012 aw00000000112866
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    Gold, as always with Sacha. Laughed the entire time!

  • August 01, 2012 Chad
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    Much !!unny!!!

  • June 14, 2012 joyceand
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    A crude and sophomoric film, deliberately offensive. Sascha Baron Cohen has a dedicated following but I don\'t get it.

  • June 12, 2012 Bernard
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    I thought this was a hilarious film, ********* not for everybody. I overheard an old lady tell another old lady that she\'d like to tell somebody she hates to see it so they\'ll have to suffer.

  • June 07, 2012 ta00000000071888
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  • June 02, 2012 wpaanestad
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    Vulgar smut

  • June 02, 2012 richardpinter
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    STUPID and DULL!!! Not funny at all.

  • June 01, 2012 ub00000000124537
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  • May 27, 2012 sdasbe
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    Disappointing .. only a few laughs

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