Film Review: The Dictator

18 May

I’d better come clean up front and tell you that I haven’t seen it.  Don’t be cross – at least I can’t accidentally give anything away.

The Hub and Spud have seen it, however, and here are their reviews:

Spud [16]

It was brilliant – really funny – do you remember that bit, Dad, when – aw, Mum, you should have come with us, it was hilarious.  There was this one bit – it was so funny, I couldn’t stop laughing – I can’t wait to see it again – it was hilarious…

And that’s all I’ve heard since Wednesday.

Hub [47]

Yeah, it was okay.



20 Responses to “Film Review: The Dictator”

  1. Al May 19, 2012 at 00:08 #

    I’ll definitely be checking it out. But I have to wait for pay-per-view because of my hearing problem. I need close-captioning. I didn’t much care for his other ones (too gross) but this one looks tamer. I’m a big fan of slapstick. In fact, one of my favorite comedy movies is “Dumb and Dumber” (my wife just groans when I admit that to people).

    Has the hub ever thought about becoming a cinema critic professionally?


    • Tilly Bud May 21, 2012 at 11:45 #

      I love D&D (no surprise there). It has my favourite-ever joke: what do you get when you cross a shitzhu with a bulldog? A bullshit!

      Still makes me giggle, years later.


  2. laurieanichols May 19, 2012 at 02:27 #

    I’ll wait nil it comes out on DVD or Netflix, my hubby doesn’t quite enjoy the humor of Sasha like I do. I was laughing at the previews so I’m with Spud.


  3. lanceleuven May 19, 2012 at 08:20 #

    I saw it the other day and thought it was hilarious. It’s not as painfully cringe-worthy as some of his films, which I thought was a refreshing change. It relies more on the script for jokes rather than simply creating awkward and embarrassing situations, which was good. I recommend to it anyone who appreciates his humour as it’s certainly up there with the rest of his films.


    • Tilly Bud May 21, 2012 at 11:50 #

      He is funny but I hate the cringe factor. It’s why I didn’t bother going to see this one.


  4. vivinfrance May 19, 2012 at 09:59 #

    That’s the kind of review that makes a lotta sense.


  5. misswhiplash May 19, 2012 at 10:24 #

    Good pair of critics you have there! Which one shall we appoint Critic of The Year Award?


  6. SchmidleysScribbling May 19, 2012 at 15:32 #

    Yeah, well just remember what men find amusing usually involves fast cars, big boobs, and stupid jokes. Dianne


  7. viveka May 19, 2012 at 16:34 #

    …. saw his other film and felt sick watching it – so discustingly bad …. so I will never watch a film with him again. Maybe it’s only teens that understand that kind of humor and I’m glad somebody does and I’m glad that Spud loved it.


    • Tilly Bud May 21, 2012 at 11:52 #

      Definitely aimed at sniggering teenagers, I’d say.


  8. jamieonline May 19, 2012 at 21:39 #

    I can’t wait to see it. I loved Borat and Brüno… Brilliant films and totally cringeworthy, which I love. I wonder what this film will be like. I think I will respond like Spud. My better half will probably respond like Hub.
    P.S. Yes, VERY naughty for reviewing something that you have NOT seen yourself. 😉


  9. siggiofmaine May 20, 2012 at 04:12 #

    Not my cup of tea…
    it is good this kind of movie makes people laugh…we need to laugh more.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine


  10. bluebee May 20, 2012 at 13:02 #

    I find SBC’s antics excruciating to watch – was cured from ever watching another of his movies after ‘Borat’


  11. eof737 May 21, 2012 at 05:40 #

    I can imagine the humor… I’ll wait till it comes out on video. 😉


  12. robincoyle May 22, 2012 at 00:08 #

    Sasha is like a car accident. You can’t look away no matter how bad.


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