The Dictator was one of Sacha Baron Cohen’s funniest movies. He plays the fictional Arab dictator Admiral General Haffaz Aladeen of the country of Wadiya in North Africa. He is an idiot but a very dangerous one. For instance, he takes advice from cartoons on his nuclear weapons and holds his own Olympic games where he shoots his competitors and the referees to make sure he wins.
The movie is constantly pushing the boundaries of the ridiculous and good taste. For instance, when Aladeen arrives in New York he has a parade riding a camel while a fake Arab version of Dr. Dre’s The Next Episode plays. He’s then introduced to his American security expert Clayton (John C Reilly) who says he hates all Arabs including the blacks, the Jews, and the people from the film Avatar, and then tells the dictator that he should go see the Empire State Building before a terrorist blows it up. Then when his double gives a speech to the United Nations he pees in a water pitcher, drinks some of his own urine, and then drops some on the Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. The skits just keep up like that all the way to the end getting crazier and crazier.
If that’s your type of humor then you will love The Dictator. It will have you laughing out loud.