The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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The older I get the darker I seem to like my comedy. Though it lacks the immediacy and danger of Borat to sell Baron Cohen's typical too-juvenile moments, the combination of braindead, aimless satire and the blackest of black and bluest of blue comedy pushed it into the realms of absurdist insanity that made me laugh surprisingly often. Also Jason Mantzoukas.
Sacha Baron Cohen proves he is a great comedian who can make us (or at least myself) laugh non-stop and hard, and I applaud him for that since comedy is the hardest genre to master in the film industry, but still The Dictator is tedious and tries to make sense out of a bizarre storyline about New Yorkers getting a taste of brown Middle Eastern people, especially Aladeen himself, drinking piss, homosexual kisses, working a job to clean semen out of laptops and losing a cell phone inside a woman's vagina.
Classic from the 2010s, great in most aspects, aside from Anna Faris' annoying extreme-left-wing character. The film's humour itself is quite well set, but nowhere near the other gems from Baron Cohen's career.