Unlike his serio-documentary comedies, **The Dictator** hires actors like Sayed Bradreya, Ben Kingsley and Anna Farris, who hopefully know that they are playing fictitious characters. There are genuine belly laughs from the exhibitionist Sacha Baron Cohen, but the laughs are more shocking than humorous.
Given the low budget of **The Dictator,** the film has earned back it's production budget, the film is doing better overseas than in America. Yet one wonders if Sacha Baron Cohen Comedies has reached the point of diminishing returns, like Adam Sandler. Ten years ago Adam Sandler was a box office god, whose recent film **That's My Boy,** was a Father's Day Box Office disaster last weekend.