The Dictator Reviews

  • The Dictator
    • Genre : Comedy, Drama
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 120 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Paramount Pictures
    • Official Site :
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Movie Reviews

  • the outrageously funny and pointed Borat, the mostly funny and slightly pointed Bruno and, now, the rude and goofy The Dictator
    2 of 4 by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail ]
  • the film suffers many of the same problems that Ali G Indahouse had: there are many funny moments, but at times it definitely felt like it was trying too hard
    Review rate : B- by Spencer Fornaciari [MacGuffin ]
  • that potential is mostly squandered in "The Dictator," which gestures halfheartedly toward topicality and, with equal lack of conviction, toward pure, anarchic silliness
    by A.O. Scott [New York Times ]
  • no joke in "The Dictator" is funnier
    by Peter Debruge [Variety ]
  • like the SNL movies, The Dictator has a central character who is constructed from two-dimensional schtick
    by Devin Faraci [BadAss Digest ]
  • it's not filmed correctly. Re-watch "Borat" sometime to see how fearless satirists get away with murder. This movie's more conventional
    2.5 of 4 by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune ]
  • it's more nuanced and intellectually satisfying than one expects and is preceded by a pointed political speech that will rile up pro- and anti-American establishment sentiment for different reasons
    by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter ]
  • it's enough to make a despot cry
    Review rate : B by Chris Vognar [Dallas Morning News ]
  • it riffs wildly on fish-out-of-water and rom-com cliches that are known to go flabby when a film runs long
    by Amy Biancolli [San Francisco Chronicle ]
  • iIt doesn't, in truth, offer much of a twist on the genre. It does, however, deliver laughs and weapons-grade offensiveness
    4 of 5 by Peter Bradshaw [Guardian [UK] ]
  • funny, in addition to being obscene, disgusting, scatological, vulgar, crude and so on
    by Roger Ebert [Chicago Sun-Times ]
  • for all its absurdities, "The Dictator" is both more structured and more polished than his earlier works
    4 of 5 by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News ]
  • at times, The Dictator plays out like a war between two movies: a savvy, barbed satire and a flaccid, generic potty-mouthed comedy
    2 of 4 by James Berardinelli [ReelViews ]
  • a gaggle of great performers keeps things extra-engaging throughout
    3.5 of 5 by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies ]

Reader's Reviews

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