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The Dictator [DVD]

Sacha Baron Cohen , Anna Faris , Larry Charles    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas, Bobby Lee
  • Directors: Larry Charles
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Aug 2012
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A688IZK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,106 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

From the creators of Borat comes the hilarious story of a North African dictator (Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe winner Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat, Brüno, Da Ali G Show) who, on a visit to New York, is stripped of his power and forced to get a real job at a Brooklyn health food store.

Theatrical cut runtime: 80 mins approx.
Extended cut runtime: 95 mins approx.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Less edgy, but by no means less funny 2 Feb 2013
While The Dictator maintains it's satire with a rude & crude approach to it's humour, which won't be to everyone's tastes, it's very much more conventional as a movie than Sacha Baron Cohen's predecessors in Borat & Bruno. In that is very much more a structured movie with a traditional plot with a beginning , middle & ending, as opposed to the TV camera crew following a set of outrageous moments with random people.

The plot is quite simple, Sacha Baron Cohen plays the eccentric dictator of the North African nation of Wadiya, Aladeen. While his 2nd in command who should had been the next in line to the throne, Tamir (Ben Kingsley -Gandhi), plots to overthrow him. As his latest assassination attempt fails , Tamir decides to take Aladeen out of his comfort zone to America, to address the United Nations, and have him assassinated there, while Aladeen's double will make Wadiya a democracy on World T.V & profit from the oil rights himself. But things don't go quite to plan, as a de-bearded Aladeen runs amok in New York to great comical ends, in a life affirming experience as he meets & falls in love with the beautiful hairy boy child Zoey (Anna Faris -Scary Movie). Comedy & mayhem ensue as Aladeen runs into people with totally different beliefs to his own.

Overall i found The Dictator to be an hilarious movie with many comedy set pieces, i felt offended & shocked in places but i couldn't help but laugh, although some of the jokes fell flat, like the Wadiya meaning of positive & negative for example. On the flip side it was very clever & great satire on real life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Of Sacha 1 May 2013
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The Dictator did not get good reviews from the critics but I found it very funny and had some real truths between the lines. In my opinion it beats the Borat films. It was funny and had a story line which supported this type of humour. Dont pe judge the film by its title. Its not just taking a pot shot at the obvious but just about everyone in the political spectrum. Great Film, saw it in Cinema and thats why I wanted a copy so I could have a good laugh now and again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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funny but not enough to make you laugh your a** off like borat or bruno. still a nice movie for fans of sacha
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 10 Jun 2013
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A classic film. Bad taste. Bad jokes. Top performance. Loved it.

In terms of cringe worthy did he really say that, it falls half way between Borat and Bruno
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It makes me laugh! 30 Jan 2013
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I'm a big Cohen fan. I really enjoy all his characters and all his movies. In my opinion he is the Charlie Chaplin of today. Yes, Chaplin was a genius and a better filmmaker, but Cohen is (for me) the only comedy actor that sends a deep and true message throw his jokes.

The extended cut is great and it's worth to see 15 more minutes of General Aladdin and his hilariuos adventures. You really get two movies for the price of one.

The cover is great, the sound and image are perfect and the extras add, even more, to thos great comedy.

I've already seen it a dozen times and i pretend to keep on watching these movie every time i need a good laugh.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but! 11 July 2014
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Not up to past efforts..!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 9 July 2014
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars 3 July 2014
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not that good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great dvd
Published 14 hours ago by nadine
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great film
Published 5 days ago by Mrs. D. Greig Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars dictator
Halirouse movie
Published 6 days ago by Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Very good product, i like this, would recommend seller again.
Published 26 days ago by Kirloj
1.0 out of 5 stars Sick, horrible and completely vile
I cannot for the life of me understand how this film has got 4 stars and how people can say this is comedy. Read more
Published 2 months ago by JoBettyBoop
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Another funny and clever film from Sacha Baron Cohen. Although it is full of silliness, it also has a much deeper political undertone, which gives viewers a good discussion topic... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Eva
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film
Not quite as natural or "guerilla" as some of his other movies and characters, but very funny anyway and well worth a watch
Published 4 months ago by Mike
4.0 out of 5 stars stupid but funny
Brought this for my brother who loves all Sacha's movies its not one of his best but still ok for a laugh
Published 4 months ago by mariee
1.0 out of 5 stars Hairy Potter...
Haffaz Alladeen is the bizarre dictator of the oil-rich African nation of Wadiya.

Alladeen is as egotistical and ruthless as dictators come, executing anyone who... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
5.0 out of 5 stars very happy
after watching this film I thought to myself ' I bet amazon have a copy that I can buy' ... great price ... speedy dispatch and in quality condition ...
Published 5 months ago by Mr, Fox
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