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The Dictator [DVD]

Sacha Baron Cohen , Anna Faris , Larry Charles    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 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: 24 Sep 2012
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A688IZK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,598 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It makes me laugh! 30 Jan 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars sacha is good, the plot isnt 5 Aug 2014
the disc is in good condition and zoverstocks always sell their products at a great price. on the other hand, the film was fairly boring in many parts, I almost considered turning it off. the only reason I didn't is because the odd moment made me laugh. basically, the plot is terrible and doesn't grip you at all, infact it can be very confusing, but sacha does well playing his role.
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6 of 7 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Tj
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 10 Jun 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Crude, rude, but somehow able to make you think 13 Sep 2014
By DaveW
"The Dictator" is very crude and makes much of humour that may offend a lot of people for appearing to be grossly insensitive. However, in doing so, it drives home a more subtle point: behind this hideous, extreme caricature of a truly despicable leader is a series of truths about countries around the world that have dubious records on human, civil and gender rights (and that includes the West as well as the East). The film is fully of guilty laughs and is not for the easily-offended, and it offers just about every stereotype you can associate with dictators, but it makes certain that the central character is so awful that you could never sympathise with anyone like him. It may shock, but it does so in order to remind you that these things are really happening somewhere in the world.
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3 of 4 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 20 Mar 2014
By Eva
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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 afterwards.
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