The Dictator details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Ajay Naidu, Ben Kingsley|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||September - Comedy|
|Run time:||1 hour 23 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Sep 2012|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Sasha Baron Cohen is back and he's more shocking than ever before. Ladies and gentlemen, meet The Dictator.
Most helpful review
This is best got rid of!By a customer , 27 Sep 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Sadly Cohen is unaware of the law of diminishing returns. What was once fresh and funny...is now not. Its Borat with a beard and without the humour or shock value. And he has fallen into the fish out of water rom com nonsense that other movies did eons ago. This is just tired, sad and passé. Not worth the effort for the very rare almost funny moment.
- Was this review helpful to you?
- (15) Yes |
- No (2)
Mildly amusing in places, but sadly lackingBy TiminLooe (9 reviews) from Looe , 02 Apr 2013Compared to his previous efforts, this is a mis fire from Baron Cohen. Although crass and at times offensive, his previous character Borat, had a certain likeable charm. And despite the shock content (e. g. the nude wrestling scene in the hotel) there was also a sophistication to the humour, which in places was also intelligent and insightful. This latest adventure has none of this. The 'jokes' are quite poor in places and Baron Cohen falls back on vulgarity too many times hoping to raise laughs through offence. Unfortunately 'jokes' about 14 year old boys being sexually abused aren't actually funny and it is hard to feel any liking for the character. Although there are a few amusing moments, ultimately this is a disappointing film
Sacha Need Something MoreBy stevenw05 (49 reviews) , 31 Mar 2013Sacha back with another character from his catalogue of funnies. Not as good as Borat or Bruno but if you love Sacha you will like this.
A very polarising filmBy FCAhound (76 reviews) from London & Norfolk , 31 Mar 2013Read the other reviews and see how they are split between one star warnings and five star evangelism. I've given it three stars because I can see both points of view, yet believe neither is the whole truth. If this man's work even slightly irritated you in the past steer away now. But if you found his earlier films funny but heartless, tarry awhile. The Dictator is almost Chaplinesque in the way it parodies yet promotes the possibility of redemption for its 'hero'. I found that an interesting, slightly unexpected, balance. You might, too.
Just not that goodBy IW1911 (13 reviews) from UK , 29 Mar 2013This was okay, but the line of decency was crossed a couple of times and I found myself laughing not because it was funny, but from being a bit shocked that some of the things he manages to get away with in the film were ever passed. Some parts were genuinely funny, and it got a couple of chuckles. But I just think maybe it's time Cohen moves on from his shock tactics and started writing some characters who work from another comedic beat other trying to offend as many people as possible in one go.
Don't botherBy youandme (8 reviews) , 27 Mar 2013I didn't think this would be very good and I was right. Not up to this guys usual standards. No where near as good as Borat, very poor effort.