The Dictator

The Dictator

DVD - 2012
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What happens when the world's worst dictator comes to America? Stuck in New York and stripped of his power, Aladeen is finally forced to live his ultimate nightmare, the American dream.
Publisher: [California] : Paramount Pictures, 2012
Edition: Banned and unrated edition
ISBN: 9781415766712
1415766711
Branch Call Number: DVD DICTATO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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chriszhangaa
Jan 31, 2016

I think that was super funny and I especially enjoyed the dictator's speech about democracy of US. I think it's brilliant!

Quimeras Mar 04, 2015

Ridiculous.

ChampionMDR Feb 27, 2015

The laughs wear thin very quickly in this film.

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IanRsingh
Feb 09, 2015

Incredibly funny! Every time I see it again I notice new jokes I'd missed before.
(Stop comparing it to Cohen's other works. Did you do that with Robin Williams, Good Morning Vietnam, Jumanji, Mrs Doubtfire??? or other comedians. This work is its own.)

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jimg2000
Feb 03, 2015

So there wer a few iffy offensive moments but mostly LOL ... and it is funnier than Borat in mho.

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VashonCharles
Jan 27, 2015

I had to stop and reset my sensibilities, then found it hilarious! It can be offensive to those who are overly sensitive, but Cohen does a great job of including everyone in his humor. And we can't be afraid to laugh!

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alafau
Jan 05, 2015

I found it offensive.

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Crossroads425
Apr 27, 2014

Drop Dead Funny

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lukasevansherman
Nov 16, 2013

This movie seems to generate a lot of animosity. No, it's not even close to as funny or provocative as "Borat," but taken as a dumb, funny comedy, it's pretty entertaining. SBC does his usual deep character immersion (dude's the Daniel Day-Lewis of comedy). It has a bit of a Chaplin feel ("The Great Dictator," "A King in New York"), but with a lot more tasteless humor. Go in with low expectations.

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rock2
Sep 23, 2013

A rotten, obscene and juvenile procuction. A waste of production money and my time. Give it a miss.

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jimg2000
Feb 03, 2015

You are the last great dictator!
All of the others are gone! Qaddafi,
Saddam, Kim Jong, Cheney.

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jimg2000
Feb 03, 2015

Why are you guys so anti-dictators? Imagine if America was a dictatorship. 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 wiretap 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.

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Monolith
Aug 24, 2013

Zoey: "This is my store. This is a free earth collective. We are a vegan, feminist, non-profit cooperative operating within an anti-racist, anti-oppressive framework for people of all or no genders."

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Monolith
Aug 24, 2013

General Aladeen: "From the mountain tops of North Korea to the jungles of Zimbabwe, let every child laborer and sweat shop factory worker sing... Oppressed at last! Oppressed at last! Thank Aladeen, I am oppressed at last!"

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Monolith
Aug 24, 2013

General Aladeen: "You seem educated." Zoey: "Yes, I went to Amherst." General Aladeen: "I love it when women go to school. It's like seeing a monkey on rollerskates. It means nothing to them, but it's so adorable for us."

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Monolith
Aug 24, 2013

Doctor (Aladeen rewrote the language so his name means both "positive" and "negative"): "Do you want the Aladeen news or the Aladeen news?" Patient: "The Aladeen news..." Doctor: "You're HIV-Aladeen."

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Monolith
Aug 24, 2013

Zoey: "That's your beard?!?" General Aladeen: "No, no, no! It's not my beard! My friend chopped the head off Morgan Freeman!"

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2013

Violence: The violence is slapstick and bloodless; I personally wouldn't be offended, but others may.

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2013

Coarse Language: 12 F-words, 15 sexual references, 2 religious exclamations (blasphemous phrases), 2 scatological terms, 19 anatomical terms, 2 mild obscenites, 7 derogratory terms for African-Americans/blacks, 4 deorgatory terms for Arabic peoples, and a huge amount of name-calling (such as snitch, oppressor, snake, insane, imbecile, etc.)

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2013

Other: A hookah pipe is used and champagne is consumed.

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are many scenes that are crass or politically incorrect. It is all for comedy, but some audiences may be offended.

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2013

Sexual Content: Many mentions of sexuality and sex acts, but very few depictions of nudity and sex (but not none), and none of the depictions are erotic; it is all solely for comedy purposes.

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2013

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lstraube
Jan 16, 2013

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T0MAS
Sep 06, 2012

T0MAS thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 99

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