One Minute Movie Review: ‘The Dictator’
August 2, 2012 by cd
“The Dictator” is an outrageous comedy film starring Sacha Baron Cohen as his fourth feature film in a leading role.
Main Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen
Supporting Cast: Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas
Director: Larry Charles
Distributed by: UIP-Solar Entertainment Corp.
MTRCB Rating: R-13
Synopsis: The heroic story of a North African dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. –Paramount
The Positive: A significant improvement from Cohen’s previous outing, Bruno, perhaps because the characters are well-defined and a story exists in a plot of silliness. Just like Borat, this film delivers a well-balanced amount of shocks and laughs.
The Negative: The premise has an opportunity to become clever but it falls short.
STARMOMETER SCORE: 7/10
“The Dictator” Full Trailer: