'The Dictator'

Sacha Baron Cohen is good at outrageous. Just witness his performances as "Borat," "Bruno" and the cleverly stupid "Ali G." The newest addition to his menagerie, "The Dictator," promises more of the same -- but with Cohen starring as a deposed tyrant who lands in New York and "risks his life to ensure that democracy never comes to the country he so lovingly oppressed." Also, the whole throwing-ashes-on-Ryan-Seacrest at the Oscars thing is totally worth the price of admission. Release date: May 16 Liz Kelly Nelson, Zap2it
Paramount Pictures
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