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1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
Gen. Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) has ruled the oil-rich North African country of Wadiya since the age of six, when 97 stray bullets and a hand grenade killed his father in a hunting accident. After an assassination attempt takes the life of yet another body-double, Tamir (Ben Kingsley), Aladeen's uncle and most trusted adviser, convinces Aladeen to go to New York. Unfortunately, Aladeen has a less-than-friendly reception from exiled Wadiyans, who want their country freed from his despotic rule.

Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen , Anna Faris , Ben Kingsley , Jason Mantzoukas , Kevin Corrigan , Megan Fox , Fred Armisen , Sayed Badreya

Director: Larry Charles

Genres: Comedy

The Dictator (2012)

Release Date: January 1st, 2012|1 hr. 39 min.

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  • 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

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