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The Dictator (2012)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  16 May 2012 (USA)
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The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

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Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, brief male nudity, language and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,435,092 (USA) (18 May 2012)

Gross:

$59,617,068 (USA) (20 July 2012)
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For the movie's release in Mexico, the publicity campaign coincided with the 2012 presidential elections. Many promotional ads took advantage of this, using tag-lines that were spoofs of candidate Enrique Peña Nieto's slogans. See more »

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During the Gotham Helicopter tours scene, the view from the windows show that the helicopter flies over the same river about 3 times randomly between shots. See more »

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General Aladeen: [to his pregnant wife] Are you having a boy or an abortion?
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Written by Christopher Bear, Edward Droste, Daniel Rossen & Christopher Taylor
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Offensive but funny
6 September 2012 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This film is crass, stupid, offensive, childish, crude, and very very funny. It is if Team America and There is Something About Mary both got drunk, ended up in bed together and this is their brat of a kid out in the streets of New York running wild.

There is something here to offend everyone, but it is especially offensive to anyone from the Middle East or Muslim. You could argue that Sacha Baron Cohen is making some point about the West's regard for Middle Eastern dictators, but I suspect he just wants to make the audience laugh and so produce a box office success.

A guilty pleasure.


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