Well, Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again. The comedian that brought Ali G, Borat and Bruno to life has aimed to make you uncomfortable with his style of comedy of American terrorist stereotypes with his new film, The Dictator.
“The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.” Cohen plays the title character Admiral General Hafez Aladeen (take Bin Laden, Ghadafi, and Saddam Hussein and roll them all into one mega jackass) a dictator from the Republic of Wadiya, who is hell-bent on having nuclear weapons, female bodyguards and hating the U.S.
This movie overall is a pretty funny one due to the fact that everyone is equally offended by Cohen during the film. He is an equal opportunity offender – an a*shole for equality, if you will. Most critics I am sure will condemn this movie as they have all of Cohen’s other work, but this one is different…this one is down right hilarious. John C. Reilly (Walk Hard, Step Brothers) and master thespian Ben Kingsley (Hugo) step in and
deliver hilarity of their own when the Admiral General reaches New York City.
So if you like Sacha Baron Cohen movies make time in your schedule for this one, if you don’t like his movies or are easily offended stay as far away from any theater screening this movie as humanly possible. Move to another neighborhood just in case.