May 102018
 

Dear Dictator certainly is an interesting concept and sometimes biting satire, that never really comes together, not to mention Michael Caine, for as charming as he is, was ridiculous, though I guess he had a good old time. On the positive side, I did like Odeya Rush who seems to be the next up-and-coming star.

 

 

Dear Dictator
(2018)

Genre(s): Comedy
Cinedigm | NR – 90 min. – $13.99 | April 24, 2018

Date Published: 05/10/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Lisa Addario & Joe Syracuse
Writer(s): Lisa Addario & Joe Syracuse (written by)
Cast: Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Jason Biggs, Seth Green
DISC INFO:
Features: None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: NA
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Cinedigm provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


PLOT SYNOPSIS


When an outcast teen, Tatiana (ODEYA RUSH), gets a school assignment to write a letter to a person she admires, she jokingly writes to a foreign dictator named Hector (MICHAEL CAINE) because she likes his fashion sense. Hector takes to the admiration, and the two become unlikely pen pals, however, when Hector has to flee his country during a coup, he seeks refuge in the house of his only remaining friend.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


No features were included.

 


VIDEO – 3.75/5


The movie is presented with a 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture isn’t spectacular, but detail is relatively sharp and since it is a light-hearted comedy, colors are fairly lively.

AUDIO – 3.75/5


The disc includes a basic but effective DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. Dialogue levels come through the center channel with good clarity while the surrounds are minimally used, mostly for some minor ambient noises.

 


OVERALL – 2.5/5


Overall, Dear Dictator certainly is an interesting concept and sometimes biting satire, that never really comes together, not to mention Michael Caine, for as charming as he is, was ridiculous, though I guess he had a good old time. On the positive side, I did like Odeya Rush who seems to be the next up-and-coming star. The Blu-ray is basic with good video/audio transfers but no features.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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