By THOMAS BOND
Meh. Borat’s latest film is an attempt to join the world of traditional storytelling, but The Dictator proves that mockumentary may be the best avenue for the comedy of Sacha Baron Cohen. The film, about a dictator who loses his identity and is trapped in America, is disjointed in an unpleasant way, and stupid to the point of not being funny. There were a few very inspired scenes of classic Sacha comedy, especially one involving a locked room and Forrest Gump, but the general feeling I had was one of light chuckles and longful sighs for the boldness and creativity that Borat was soaked in. The Dictator forgot to get dunked in the waters of boldness and creativity. Yawn.
Film info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1645170/