Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "The Dictator is not for those easily offended. It’s much like Sacha Baron Cohen‘s other collaborations with director Larry Charles (Borat & Bruno), only this time Cohen and Charles takes it to the furthest point. The Dictator is courageously offensive and perhaps Cohen’s most over-the-top role yet. I’d even argue it his best between the trio of comedies, but some might not agree. It’s not necessarily clever or witty in its delivery, but it’s a riot of nonstop laughter and jokes that you can’t believe made it to the big screen."