The Dictator parents guide

The Dictator

Release date May 16, 2012

Sacha Baron Cohen plays The Dictator, in this spoof full of objectionable content and politically incorrect jokes.

Why is The Dictator rated R? The MPAA rated The Dictator R for strong crude and sexual content, brief male nudity, language and some violent images

The Dictator
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is The Dictator rated R? The Dictator is rated R by the MPAA for strong crude and sexual content, brief male nudity, language and some violent images

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Brief explicit violence.

- Depictions of beating, shooting, burning and electrocution.

Sexual Content:

- Nudity (breasts, buttocks and genitalia) seen in non-sexual contexts.

- Nudity in a brief sexual situation.

- Frequent crude portrayals of bodily functions in some detail.

- Implied and simulated sexual activity.

- Crude content.

- Offensive scenes.

- Fondling.

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Frequent use of crude and descriptive sexual language and references.


-Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, racial slurs, and vulgar expressions.

Drug and Alcohol Use:

- Smoking.

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The Dictator
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexually Suggestive Scenes, Sexual Language.
Alberta 14A Crude Content, Language May Offend, Not Recommended for Children
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Young Children, Crude Content, Sexual Content, Language May Offend.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Crude Content.
Quebec 13+ Vulgar Language.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

The Dictator is directed by Larry Charles and stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Dictator movie is August 14, 2012. Here are some details…

The Dictator release to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) in a Banned & Unrated version.

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Sacha Baron Cohen has played in other offensive satires, including Buno and Borat. Family audiences may recognize him as the station inspector in Hugo.