The Dictator - quick review

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Patrick Sun, May 20, 2012.

  1. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    "The Dictator" is the type of film that writes itself, and it's more about restraint that determines if the movie works as a whole, instead of a lot of set-up/punchline scenes. I think it's funnier in small bits, than as a good storyline (dictator goes to the US, and gets doubled-cross by his inner circle and has to roam the streets of NYC figuring it out, but through decades of being catered to for his neediest whims).
    I don't think it's as hilariously funny as Borat, and there are some scenes that are really crudely drawn to showcase this dictator's despotic tendencies with his enemies in his region of the world. But you pretty know what you'l get with a Sacha Baron Cohen film, and while not quite a home run, it's a good stand-up double.
    I give it 2.75 stars, or a grade of B-.

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