Release date: 24 February 2016
Running time: 83 min
Director: Louis Leterrier
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Isla Fisher, Penelope Cruz, Rebel Wilson, Gabourey Sidibe, Ian McShane.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest bad taste odyssey arrives in theatres within a few days of Hollywood’s prestigious Academy awards, and it couldn’t have been better timed. While everyone ponders whether Leo will finally get his Oscar, and stars swoon and fawn over each other like they’ve just cured cancer, Cohen bulldozes in and takes everything down a peg or ten. Much like South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone he cares little about who he pisses off along the way, but beneath the puerile humour lies a subtle and admirable intelligence.