The Dictator (2012)

R   |    |  Comedy


The Dictator (2012) Poster

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


6.4/10
254,103

Videos


Photos

  • Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator (2012)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator (2012)
  • Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator (2012)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen at an event for The Dictator (2012)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen and Elisabetta Canalis at an event for The Dictator (2012)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator (2012)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


11 May 2012 | eshin55
7
| Unexpectedly Good
I usually avoid movies I know will be explicit and include crude humor because it's just not my cup of tea. So, right off the bat I was expecting this movie to be absolutely horrible... I do not know if it was my low expectations before the screening, but I actually enjoyed this movie very much. In order to enjoy this movie, however, you do have to somewhat detach yourself from thinking too much into the wealth of racist and crude humor contained in the movie. Nevertheless, The Dictator is satire, it is a movie making fun of the real world, and if you let it be, it makes you aware (while laughing) at the racist thoughts and stereotypes ordinary people have everyday. Yes, it has its strange and explicit scenes, but overall, I think it has substance and it was very funny. Put your "Victorian" influences aside for a night and have a good laugh. Watch it.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



How Despicable Characters Make "Succession" So Good

Alan Ruck explains how such awful people make such compelling characters on HBO's "Succession."

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Join us Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT for IMDb LIVE After the Emmys, with exclusive interviews, and more. Plus, see what IMDb editors are watching this month.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com