The Dictator 2012

LOVEFiLM By Post

Britain’s largest choice of DVDs and Blu-rays to rent by post £7.99 per month.

Start your 30 day free trial

Existing LOVEFiLM member? Switch account

Prime and Prime Instant Video members can receive unlimited discs, two at a time, for £6.99 per month after trial.

(143) IMDb 6.4/10
LOVEFiLM By Post

The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Starring:
Anna Faris, Sacha Baron Cohen
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 23 minutes
Starring Anna Faris, Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox, Ajay Naidu, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley
Director Larry Charles
Genres Comedy
Studio PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 24 September 2012
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 23 minutes
Starring Anna Faris, Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox, Ajay Naidu, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley
Director Larry Charles
Genres Comedy
Studio PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 24 September 2012
Main languages English
Subtitles English

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carlos Marques Bessa on 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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By NatalieE on 5 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 Feb 2013
Format: DVD
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.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tj on 21 Dec 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
funny but not enough to make you laugh your a** off like borat or bruno. still a nice movie for fans of sacha
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Ditchburn on 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
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: DVD
"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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Julian Cowan on 1 May 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Eva on 20 Mar 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again