I have reviewed the recently released The Dictator for the good people over at Eat Sleep Live Film:
Sacha Baron Cohen returns once again to the sphere of scripted comedy which he last visited, to no great success, back in 2002 with Ali G In Da House. Since then, Cohen has focused more squarely on the mockumentary, stunts and interviews, style of comedy which he refined to great effect with Borat, and then failed to improve upon with the lacklustre Bruno. With The Dictator, Cohen has made a far more conventional movie considering his previous efforts but what it lacks in edginess and subtlety, it more than makes up for with provocative and deliberately offensive jokes. Some gags work better than others, and the odd gross-out moment can be a little too much, but overall there’s far more hits than misses in what is an enjoyably goofy comedy.
You can read the full review here: