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The Dictator - BANNED & UNRATED Version (2012)

Sacha Baron Cohen , Megan Fox , Larry Charles  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (934 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox
  • Directors: Larry Charles
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: August 21, 2012
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (934 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005LAIHGI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,444 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Dictator - BANNED & UNRATED Version" on IMDb

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The Dictator wants to inspire outrage and hilarity in equal measures. Sacha Baron Cohen rose to fame through Borat, a sort of Candid Camera movie that let real people reveal their prejudices in response to an outrageously conceived character. Here, Cohen acts in a scripted story about an equally outrageous character, a brutal dictator named Aladeen, ruler of the fictional North African country of Wadiya. While in New York to protest United Nations sanctions against him, Aladeen is kidnapped by a scheming underling (Ben Kingsley) and stripped of his beard, rendering him unrecognizable. A vegan co-op manager (Anna Faris, pretty unrecognizable herself in a black wig) takes him under her wing, leading to a change of heart… sort of. Cohen's lowbrow humor is oddly intellectual. He's a student of comedy, analyzing the current boundaries so he can push at them, seeking something that will still shock. The result? Jokes about rape--lots and lots of jokes about rape--along with an anthology of gags about body functions and racism. The effect is more calculated than comical. Cohen's deeply cynical perspective suggests that, in a world where everyone has a price (one of the movie's running themes), the audience will cheer on a murdering megalomaniac because at least his narcissism is pure. But The Dictator seems like a movie only a murdering megalomaniac could really love. --Bret Fetzer

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BANNED & UNRATED -What You Couldn't See In Theaters!

The creators and star of Borat bring you the jaw-dropping comedy about what happens when the worldʼs worst dictator comes to America. Stuck in New York and stripped of his power, Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) is finally forced to live his ultimate nightmare…the American dream. Get ready to laugh ʻtil it hurts with the uncensored cut, featuring never-before-seen footage, thatʼs “outrageous and shamefully funny!”*

* Rafer Guzman, NEWSDAY

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68 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOL November 30, 2012
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First of all, I dont see why so many people have given this a bad review... You must know what you are getting into before you watch it. Obviously there will be racy situations, poor judgement, awkward moments, and be offensive. This movie is hilarious (to me) All you people who got offended watching to movie why didn't you just turn it off? Every time I go to the theater to watch one of his movies people always are walking out... I ask myself, why the heck did you come in the first place? Seriously, this movie is not for the easily offended.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soo funny and satirical! June 3, 2013
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For what it was, it was hilarious! A complete satire on terrorism and dictatorships. I feel this is a very underated movie and Sacha Baron Cohen has once again proved his comedic genius. This is one for the ages and will go down in history, like Dr. Strangelove. As for all the bad ratings, what can you say, true greatness is often misunderstood by the masses. Artistic Genius!
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69 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Are you having a boy or an abortion?" May 18, 2012
Format:DVD
Sacha Baron Cohen does a great acting job in his latest film, "The Dictator." The gags are mostly good and although some are tacky and racist (with a few being crude) it still held my attention on a very rough day for me because it works as a parody of dictatorships. There is little about the plot and the film that I can add to the reviews already posted here; but I can certainly vouch for other reviewers who write that the film is actually pretty good entertainment, a parody and nothing truly offensive even if Sacha Baron Cohen is very daring when it comes to topics for jokes and gags.

The plot is not terribly deep; but it moves along well and you shouldn't get bored. Sacha Baron Cohen (who plays the brutal dictator of the fictional, northern African country named Wadiya) surrounds himself with excellent actors all turning in convincing performances that make the film even funnier. Sir Ben Kingsley plays Tamir, the rightful heir to the dictatorship occupied by his apparently younger brother General Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen). Anna Faris is brilliant as Zoey, a Brooklyn, New York vegan small business food store owner who's liberal activism clashes sharply with Aladeen's "take no prisoners" and kill-`em-all policy whenever anyone disagrees with him. Nadal, a scientist ordered to create nuclear weapons for Wadiya, is well played by Jason Mantzoukas; his timing is just right and he supports Baron Cohen really well.

Soon after the film starts with some gags and basic introductions, General Aladeen is practically summoned to the United Nations. They want his assurance that he isn't developing nuclear weapons--otherwise they may use military force against Wadiya.
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55 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't listen to the negative feedback left by morons! September 7, 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I'll make this short and sweet, and also mention this is not manipulative attempt to change your view, but in order to enjoy this movie, or anything by Sacha, you have to understand the psychology behind it, you can't be offended by anything, if you are there is personal issues you have to go inside of yourself and face, rather than ignoring them, and you have to have intelligence beyond what you learned in an educational institution. Furthermore, this movie is hilarious, don't listen to the reviews by morons who don't understand what the point of this mans work is, I literally could not go 2 minutes without laughing.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aladeen May 26, 2013
By HGomez
Format:Amazon Instant Video
All I have to say about this movie is that it is an Aladeen film and it deserves a 5 star rating.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!!! May 31, 2013
By Cari
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I love movies that aren't afraid to touch taboo areas. Life is too serious, we all need to be able to make fun of ourselves. I laughed so hard at Borat, but it was a little hard to watch the unsuspecting people in the movie.

I loved that this was all actors, and a lot of great ones at that. Definitely one to watch after the kiddos go to bed!
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars side splitting fun June 1, 2013
By S.K
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Great movie! Wasn't thinking it was going to be all that good but was way wrong.... this is a must see
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny June 1, 2013
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Sacha Baron Cohen is a riot as usual. This is one of the grossest movies I have ever seen, but it is a hilarious riot. This guy never fails to crack me up.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Stew Phid! C'mon now, low grade comedy, but still funny!
Okay, I would NOT recommend paying to see this movie, however, if you like watching movies that are off the wall and fun in a quirky way, I WOULD definitely recommend this movie!
Published 9 hours ago by Computerboy
1.0 out of 5 stars Glad I didn't waste $ on buying a Marcie ticket.
Movie was senseless, predictable, mindless dribble. There was no acting, just a series of stupid scenes showing the actor just reading his lines.
Published 1 day ago by Charles Laine
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointing
disappointing movie. do not recommend it to anyone.
funny in very small parts but overall very very very very boring.
Published 2 days ago by JChhabra
5.0 out of 5 stars way better than expected
i didn't really care about seeing this movie then we rented it one night and I couldn't stop laughing. I have watched it a few times since and eventually bought it on bluray
Published 2 days ago by Cassie E. Roach
3.0 out of 5 stars Just fo fun
You can watch just for fun ... but boring in some places also . but different idea . i liked it
Published 2 days ago by karthik
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
This movie was pretty funny! Not outrageously funny or anything, but good for some laughs. Don't watch it if you are easily offended. Read more
Published 2 days ago by CJ Cobb
1.0 out of 5 stars dumb
I liked his other movies but I couldn't sit through this one one to three four five six seven eight
Published 3 days ago by Robman62
5.0 out of 5 stars funniest movie ever
I knew it was a funny movie but i laughed so much that i almost cried. I recommend this movie for everyone.
Published 3 days ago by Thomas Barcza
2.0 out of 5 stars Uh ... I fell asleep.
The Dictator was funny sometimes but it really wasn't as funny as I thought it would be. It didn't hold my attention. Sorry!
Published 3 days ago by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1.0 out of 5 stars Dumb, Dumb Movie
Very stupid movie. I would not recommend it to anyone. Don't waste your time. Why don't you put some more recent movies on this thing. Not very satisfied.
Published 4 days ago by Shirley Thomas
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