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Sex & Nudity


We see a man milking a woman's breasts like a cow, this is short and the nipples are not seen.

A man is briefly seen thrusting against a woman, implying sex. No nudity.

A male character masturbates, we don't see any nudity.

A man's penis is briefly seen as he flies into a window.

A man helps a woman give birth but no nudity is shown, the man then looses his phone whilst helping and he shouts into her skirt.

Frequent references, sometimes strong, including a few references to pedophilia and rape.

A woman beats up a man with her large breasts.

Four woman try to have sex with a man, but he doesn't want to. They then try to rape him. We see three of them pinning him down while one tries to remove his pants. He then kicks her in the head. A man intervenes and he says "She tried to make me".

Violence & Gore


All of the violence is this film is funny

Opening scene, it says a mother was killed in child birth but is actually smothered by a pillow.

A man carrying another man's decapitated head runs through an alley while being chased by other men. A man plays with a decapitated head, making it sing, pretending to use it to perform oral sex on another man, etc.

A man is shot in the head and falls to the ground where a pool of blood grows around his head.

We see a dead man lying on a table in a hospital room where there is a bit of blood around his head on the table and brain matter on the top of his head.

A man shoots at another man and another man jumps in the way of the bullet (we see the man fall to the floor with a bloody bullet hole in his head).

A woman (she has just given birth) is killed when a pillow is placed over her face (we do not see her die).

A man running in a race shoots an opponent in the leg and two judges (we do not see any blood) and they all fall to the ground.

A man shoots another man in the arm and then the leg (no blood is shown).

A man sets another man's beard (cut off his face) on fire and sets himself on fire in the process (we see him rolling on the floor in flames).

A man is shown wearing boxer shorts and there are cables running into the legs of the shorts (presumably attached to his genitals) while another man flips a switch causing the first man to twitch.

A man with a knife lunges toward another man and we later see that the man's beard has been cut off (he has spots of blood on his face).

A man hits another man in the head with a stick while he is sleeping (we hear a thud); the man wakes up with a bag over his head and tied to a chair while another man lays out torture implements and threatens him.

A man climbs a fence surrounding a building, he is sprayed with high-power hose and falls to the ground while other people are sprayed and knocked to the ground as well.

Several men grab a man and push him down on a table while one man is shown with a large blade (threatening to kill him).

A woman twists a man's arm and tells him to stop using hateful language.

Several women remove their clothing to their underwear (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more information), they surround and caress a man lying on the floor and the man kicks one of the women across the room and into a table (she does not appear harmed).

A man slaps another man in the face causing him to fall to the floor.

A boy grabs his crotch and makes a negative remark to a man who then kicks the boy in the back causing him to fall into a pile of boxes (we do not see any injuries).

A man rides a zip line across a busy street between two buildings and gets stuck midway, a goat nibbles on the cable on one end, and he empties his pockets and defecates (we see feces hit a woman in the head on the sidewalk below and she falls to the ground); the cable breaks and he slams into a window (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details), and then climbs in another window to safety.

A man with a semen covered tissue on his hand touches a woman's face.

A man urinates into a pitcher while on stage in front of many people (we do not see the act, but we see yellow liquid in the pitcher) and then drinks from the pitcher; the man then pours the urine on another man seated in the audience.

A man opens the door to a restroom where another man is urinating and pulls him out and into a grocery store while the man continues to urinate (we see the stream).

A pregnant woman in labor lies on the floor of a store, a man says he can help her deliver, he puts his hand in her anus twice (she yells at him), then reaches in to help the baby out and drops his phone inside the woman, another woman reaches inside the pregnant woman and the man and the woman hold hands inside her until the pregnant woman yells at them; the baby is born and we see it covered with blood and goo, we see the umbilical cord and after delivering the baby the man says, "It's a girl, where's the garbage can?"

Throughout the movie we see a man make a gesture that suggest he is ordering people to be executed and the people are taken away by guards; we find out that the people are not actually killed. We see several paintings hanging on a restaurant wall that depict the violent death of a man:

One shows the man decapitated (we see blood at the neck wound), one shows him with a long saw blade cutting between his legs (blood is shown on the blade and his legs), and one shows the man hanging by a rope around his neck.

Two men speak in a foreign language with interspersed references to 9/11 and Osama Bin Laden (in context, it's actually a completely innocent conversation) and one man is wearing a vest that has pull-cords on it resembling a bomb vest while another man and a woman overhear them, they become frightened and the woman screams.

A man tells another man, "You had him executed" when the man asks for someone.

A man orders another man to be shaved and bathed and to "shorten the penis." Two men discuss implements of torture while one man holds them up for us to see.

A man tells a woman, "They raped me."

A man talks about the thought of a woman's decapitated head upsetting him.

A man talks about another man sexually abusing several boys who went on to commit suicide.

A man falls off a stage (he is unharmed).

A big-breasted woman broke into his store and attacks a man. UNRATED VERSION.

A woman is introduced as a political refugee and we see that she is missing both of her hands (they are replaced by hooks).

A man plays a video game where his character cuts the head off another character using a sword and we see blood spray when the head separates.

A man plays a video game called "Munich Olympics" where his character shoots several Israeli characters and we hear them yell when they are struck.

There are many racist, anti-Semitic and stereotypical remarks made about people: A man says the U.S. was built by the blacks and is owned by the Chinese, a man makes a derogatory remark about the physically handicapped, African-Americans and women.

A man tells a woman that she could "gas the Kurds with that stench" referring to her body odor.



About 12 F-words and its derivatives, 15 sexual references, 2 scatological terms, 19 anatomical terms, 2 mild obscenities, 7 derogatory terms for African-Americans, 4 derogatory terms for Arabic people, 2 religious exclamations.

Name-calling (laughing stock, snitch, idiot, queers, beloved oppressor, sand monkeys, snake, coat hanger, murderer, insane, captain hook, sub-Saharan, imbecile, wolverina, lesbian, ugly horse, hairy pitted yeti.)


Several men sit at a table where there are several hookah pipes.

People drink champagne and other cocktails and liquor at parties.

Some smoking shown.


The Dictator is extremely crass, politically incorrect, ridiculous, silly -- and quite funny.

Total Explicit Content: 30.5/50. Not recommended for people under 16-17.

Page last updated by mldardar, 4 months ago
Top 5 Contributors: RerrohErog, kylebooth6, jyroussel, peoplearestupid97, Hegerfors

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, brief male nudity, language and some violent images
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA15+ / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:16+ (Québec) / Denmark:11 / Germany:12 / Ireland:16 / Italy:T / Japan:R15+ / Mexico:B15 / Netherlands:12 / Norway:11 / Philippines:R-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:M18 / Singapore:M18 (edited version) (Blu-ray) / South Korea:18 / Spain:16 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #47493)

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