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The Dictator - review

December 15, 2022
By PostikCZ BRONZE, Ostrava, Other
PostikCZ BRONZE, Ostrava, Other
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The film named The Dictator had a premiere in 2012. The director of the film is Larry Charles. The film starred Sacha Baron Kohen as dictator Aladeen.


Aladeen was the dictator of African country named Wadiya. He was cruel and he had unlimited power in his country. Of course, he was very rich because of the oil in Wadiya. It looked like a great life for him but not for a long time. The United Nations threatened him with sanctions so he had to go to New York to the summit. When he arrived, the big problem happened. He was kidnapped and then the kidnapper released him. At the moment he was just a normal person in New York, so he wanted to be a dictator again. But his uncle did not want it. He wanted to start a democracy in Wadiya, so he installed an Aladeen double to the position of “the dictator”. The double had only one task, to sign a new and democratic constitution. During this Aladeen met Zoe, owner of the shop with organic food and he tried to get the position of the dictator back with her help.


This film was very funny. There were different types of humor, sometimes there was a black humor, sometimes sarcasm and other types. Maybe some jokes could be really cruel for someone. Anyway, the film was speaking about terrible things like dictatorship but in a funny way.


If you like films like Borat, you should see The Dictator too. Even if you want to see a simple film where you will only laugh and do not think, see it. It is one of my favourite comedies. And one recommendation for the end. Do not watch it with little children because there are so many scenes that they should not see.

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This article has 7 comments.

on Jan. 19 at 7:16 am
Eusebius1234 BRONZE, Ostrava, Other
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Shalom Ondra, your review is really nice, but you have forggoten to mention one important think, that Zoe is jewish and Alladin hates Izrael. The whole movie is also full of jokes against jewish element, like in any other film starred by S. B. Cohen. Otherwise, your review is amazing like film itself and I really enyojed the reading of it.
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Moty BRONZE said...
on Jan. 16 at 11:58 am
Moty BRONZE, Ostrava, Other
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I have never laughed as hard as I did at this movie! XDDD I really like this type of humor and your review si excellent!

on Jan. 16 at 9:52 am
terezka31 BRONZE, Ostrava, Other
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Great review! I saw this film once, and I thinks it is one of the most funniest film i have ever seen. :D

on Jan. 16 at 9:32 am
valeriebor BRONZE, Hlučín, Other
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Your rewiew is amazing and i totally agree with you. This film is really funny and i love it. You chose good film for rewiew. :D

TomasN BRONZE said...
on Jan. 8 at 3:56 pm
TomasN BRONZE, Ostrava, Other
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I definitely agree with you. The black humor and sarcasm is hilarious in this comedy. In my opinion, it is one of the funniest films I have ever seen. Nice pick for the review. :-)

on Jan. 3 at 10:58 am
DajaaKvitaa BRONZE, Bílovec, Other
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I completelely agree with you ! :3 I remember laughing so hard while I was watching this movie XD

on Jan. 3 at 10:57 am
MartaByrtus BRONZE, Ostrava, Other
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I saw this movie and even though I'm not a fan of dark comedies, I liked it. I agree that some of the jokes are too cruel and that the movie should be age-restricted.