Dear Dictator Reviews

March 9, 2020
Unfortunately writer-directors Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse can get only so much mileage out of it, and they cede too much screen time to Katie Holmes as the girl's mother.
March 16, 2018
[A] just-shy-of-great teen comedy.
March 15, 2018
Pleasant enough to watch, even innocuous, "Dear Dictator" is something that gets worse the more you think about it.
March 15, 2018
Distinguished only by the fact that co-writer-directors Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse convinced the great Michael Caine to costar in this thudding mishmash.
March 15, 2018
Too leaden for farce and too bland for satire, Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse's "Dear Dictator" wastes a potential gold mine of culture-clashing silliness on worn, high school movie clichés.
March 14, 2018
Although the filmmakers name-check and appear to draw inspiration from Mean Girls, they've missed the mark on truly biting satire, leaving Dear Dictator toothless and silly.
November 22, 2017
Clearly what's needed is a pointed satire highlighting the inherent absurdity governing global politics today, and Coup d'Etat may just fit the bill.