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Movies: ‘The Dictator’
Sacha Baron Cohen as the dictator, in “The Dictator.”

Like President Obama, Sacha Baron Cohen is evolving.

The British comic began in the early 2000s with “Da Ali G Show” on TV, using a faux interview format to dupe real-life pooh-bahs and rednecks into making embarrassing candid-camera admissions of foolishness.

From there, he went to the big screen with two of his fake TV characters — “Borat,” the newsman from Kazakhstan, and Brüno, the fey German fashion reporter. The humor became broader, the smashing of sacred cows noisier.

The pointed satire resembled less a skewering than a firing squad execution of easy targets.

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