Actors: Ben Kingsley

Poster for the movie "The Dictator"

The Dictator

Sacha Baron Cohen for me lives on the fringes of comedy – some elements are pure genius and others are crass and insulting. The Dictator was mostly a parody of various dictators from around the world but did cross over into bad taste several times. The comedy is pretty solid and it’s fairly true to its genre (“fish out of water”), though the bad taste elements take the edge off what could have been a better film overall.

The Dictator

20121 h 23 min
Overview

The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

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Director Larry Charles
Runtime 1 h 23 min
Release Date 15 May 2012
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Movie Rating Average
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Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas, John C. Reilly, Bobby Lee, Sayed Badreya, Adeel Akhtar, Aasif Mandvi, Megan Fox, Edward Norton, Michelle Bergh, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Kathryn Hahn, Rizwan Manji, Alex Kruz, Seth Morris, Fred Armisen, Susan Sykes, Chris Elliott, Garry Shandling, Chris Parnell, Horatio Sanz, Fred Melamed, Joey Slotnick, Jessica St. Clair, Anna Katarina, Kevin Corrigan, Mitchell Greene, Jenny L. Saldaña
Poster for the movie "Shutter Island"

Shutter Island

A tale of psychology and suspense told well. DiCaprio plays the part well, as do the rest of the cast, and while the asylum format may have been played many times before and since (e.g. SuckerPunch), Scorcese’s masterful hand and Kalogridis’ excellent screenplay adeptly keep you guessing until the end where all the strands of string are tied together and the puzzle finally makes sense, raising this entry into this canon exemplary.

Shutter Island

20102 h 18 min
Overview

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

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Director Martin Scorsese
Runtime 2 h 18 min
Release Date 18 February 2010
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Movie Media Blu-ray
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Movie Rating Very good
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Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow, Jackie Earle Haley, Patricia Clarkson, Ted Levine, John Carroll Lynch, Elias Koteas, Robin Bartlett, Christopher Denham, Spencer Treat Clark, Joseph Sikora, Curtiss Cook, Gary Galone, John Franchi, Nellie Sciutto, Raymond Anthony Thomas, Joseph McKenna, Ruby Jerins, Tom Kemp, Bates Wilder, Drew Beasley, Dan Marshall