The Dictator

2012

The Dictator

Critics Consensus

Wildly uneven but consistently provocative, The Dictator is a decent entry in the poli-slapstick comedy genre.

57%

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Total Count: 219

44%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 167,336
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Movie Info

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. -- (C) Paramount

Cast

Sacha Baron Cohen
as Aladeen/Efawadh
Megan Fox
as Herself
JB Smoove
as Funeral Usher
Michele Berg
as Aladeen's Mother
Liam Campora
as Aladeen Age 6
Rizwan Manji
as Patient
Rick Chambers
as Newscaster Voiceover
Adeel Akhtar
as Maroush
Horatio Sanz
as Aide on Balcony
Rocky Citron
as Baby Aladeen
Justo Usin
as Assassin
Joey Slotnick
as Homeless Man
Chris Parnell
as News Anchor
David Wolos Fonteno
as Secretary General
Anna Katarina
as Angela Merkel
William Fowle
as Delegate
Bobby Lee
as Mr. Lao
Olek Krupa
as Gazprom Executive
Alan Cox
as BP Executive
George Bartenieff
as Romanian Accountant
Fred Armisen
as Waiter/Minister
Elena Goode
as Virgin Guard
Dawn Zimniak
as Virgin Guard
Danielle Burgio
as Virgin Guard
Dominique DiCaprio
as Virgin Guard
Aja Frary
as Virgin Guard
Naz Homa
as Virgin Guard
Elsayed Mohamed
as Wadiyan Olympic Official
Fred Melamed
as Head Nuclear Scientist
Sean T. Krishnan
as Waiter/Cereal Loving Soldier
Eliyas Qureshi
as Angry Wadiyan Diner
Chris Elliott
as Mr. Ogden
Jon Glaser
as Obnoxious Customer
Daniel Burress
as Customer in Bathroom
Pete Wiggins
as Bratty Kid Customer
Adam Le Fevre
as Man in Helicopter
Marceline Hugot
as Woman in Helicopter
Anthony Mangano
as Arresting Officer
Melissa Francis
as Local News Reporter
Tim J. Ellis
as Offended Customer
Michael Hardart
as Store Customer
Miriam Tolan
as Health Inspector's Wife
Zachary Mackiewicz
as Health Inspector's Son
Hollis Granville
as Eldridge Douglas
Ann Dev'Unay
as Mourner
Sondra James
as Friendly Customer
Tara Copeland
as Mom Shopping with Toddler
Sydney Berry
as Toddler
Kathryn Hahn
as Pregnant Woman
Seth Morris
as Pregnant Woman
Kate Pak
as Mrs. Lao
Tracey Ruggiero
as Mugging Victim
Karl Jacob
as Aladeen Double
Marcia Debonais
as Woman in Hotel Window
Nasim Pedrad
as Female GMW
Mousa Kraish
as Wadiyan Soldier
Neimah Djourabchi
as Wadiyan Soldier
Sevan Greene
as Wadiyan Soldier
Nadav Malmud
as Wadiyan Soldier
Fred North
as Helicopter Pilot (NYC)
Fred Hanna
as Helicopter Pilot (NYC)
William Richards
as Helicopter Pilot
Marc Wolff
as Helicopter Pilot (Spain)
Cordell King
as Helicopter Ground Crewperson
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Audience Reviews for The Dictator

  • Aug 19, 2015
    Niaiseux à fond, mais drôle. très divertissant.
    Marc-André B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 05, 2013
    "Why are you guys so anti-dictatorship? Imagine if America was a dicatatorship! You could let 1% of the people have all the nation's wealth. You could help your rich friends get richer by cutting their taxes and bailing them out when they gamble and lose. You could ignore the needs of the poor for health-care and education. Your media would appear free; but would secretly be controlled by one person and his family. You could wire-tape phones. You could torture foreign prisoners. You could have rigged elections. You could lie about why you go to war. You could fill your prisons with one particular racial group and no one would complain. You could use the media to scare the people into supporting policies that are against their interests. I knew this is hard for you Americans to imagine, but please: try!" Political "satires" about dictators seem to end with a memorable speech. Even if Sacha went unscripted and went full-throttle against the American "dream" and the illusionary concept of democracy in modernity, the entire formula falls into sixth grade humor and significantly disturbing pacing issues. So what pushed the rating up? The final speech all right. Whenever America (America means the U.S., right? Haha, like if U.S. now represented an entire continent's name) is called the birth place of AIDS and the perfect illustration of dictatorship, I'm sorry, but my rating will be pushed up. That speech magically fixed like so many flaws in a rather atrocious film. 51/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 20, 2013
    Unwatchable. And I love Sacha movies.
    Curtis L Super Reviewer
  • Aug 09, 2013
    Sacha Baron Cohen really tries to extend the shock factor to create comedy, but the method has worked thin and has made me lose interest in his next project.
    Nicolas K Super Reviewer

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