Four Lions

Four Lions

Four Lions

"Boundary-pushing British comedian Chris Morris (The IT Crowd, The Day Today) has mounted many memorable media hoaxes in his quest to expose and explode public gullibility. Here he sets out to shatter the fear-mongering mythology of the lethally focused jihadist: he’s made a taboo-busting comedy about four terrorists who are complete dorks. Cuttingly articulate, Four Lions hones its insults with dazzling velocity and nerve." (New Zealand International Film Festival 2010)

2010Rating: R13, contains offensive language, sexual references102 minsUKEnglish, Arabic, Urdu and Punjabi with English subtitles
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

An audacious premise gets dangerously unstable execution in Four Lions.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

The film has mined a treasure trove of stupidity in the Jihad as waged by men who are committee. Or rather, who should be committed, on the grounds of inanity

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A delirious satire of British jihadists.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Guaranteed to offend a lot of folks across the political and belief spectrum, but consistently funny and horribly to the point.

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"overall it felt lacking and as if someone else with greater comic chops could have done much better". What does that even mean??? - This is a fun, light hearted look at a serious subject, silly folk doing silly things that will make you laugh.. if you're not into silliness then go see something else. I laughed! A Lot...

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Although I saw this at the Bridgeway on their tiny digital projector in the front row, it still served up some decent laughs, some jaw dropping "Can they say that?" moments and some brilliant black humor. Worth a watch even if only on DVD.

4.0
0

Who would have thought death scenes could be so funny !

5.0
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Absolutely brilliant and ballsy ... if you enjoy Ben stiller's or Will Ferrel's comedies, the likelyhood is you'll hate FOUR LIONS... just a little too clever for you and quite a few reviewers !

5.0
0

The British trying to access the low intelligence/high obesity American market.

1.0
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Jihad -- only the British could make a movie about this subject and not only get away with it, but also make it incredibly funny. Some side-splitting humour in "Four Lions" with Brian (aka Al Azzam-Britani) the stand out. A farcical look at 4 hapless Muhajideen who come up with the idea of blowing up a mosque to radicalise other Muslims and cause an...

4.0
0

Most disappointing movie lately. Should have known when the only thing every reviewer globally could say was "FUNNY". One line from flicks review got it right; "overall it felt lacking and as if someone else with greater comic chops could have done much better".

1.0
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Finally, a comedy about suicide bombers! Almost as many laughs as 'In The Loop'. Stand-out at this year's film festival. I laughed most of the way through it. Hilarious!

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An audacious premise gets dangerously unstable execution in Four Lions.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

The film has mined a treasure trove of stupidity in the Jihad as waged by men who are committee. Or rather, who should be committed, on the grounds of inanity

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A delirious satire of British jihadists.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Guaranteed to offend a lot of folks across the political and belief spectrum, but consistently funny and horribly to the point.

0

"overall it felt lacking and as if someone else with greater comic chops could have done much better". What does that even mean??? - This is a fun, light hearted look at a serious subject, silly folk doing silly things that will make you laugh.. if you're not into silliness then go see something else. I laughed! A Lot...

0

Although I saw this at the Bridgeway on their tiny digital projector in the front row, it still served up some decent laughs, some jaw dropping "Can they say that?" moments and some brilliant black humor. Worth a watch even if only on DVD.

4.0
0

Who would have thought death scenes could be so funny !

5.0
0

Absolutely brilliant and ballsy ... if you enjoy Ben stiller's or Will Ferrel's comedies, the likelyhood is you'll hate FOUR LIONS... just a little too clever for you and quite a few reviewers !

5.0
0

The British trying to access the low intelligence/high obesity American market.

1.0
0

Jihad -- only the British could make a movie about this subject and not only get away with it, but also make it incredibly funny. Some side-splitting humour in "Four Lions" with Brian (aka Al Azzam-Britani) the stand out. A farcical look at 4 hapless Muhajideen who come up with the idea of blowing up a mosque to radicalise other Muslims and cause an...

4.0
0

Most disappointing movie lately. Should have known when the only thing every reviewer globally could say was "FUNNY". One line from flicks review got it right; "overall it felt lacking and as if someone else with greater comic chops could have done much better".

1.0
0

Finally, a comedy about suicide bombers! Almost as many laughs as 'In The Loop'. Stand-out at this year's film festival. I laughed most of the way through it. Hilarious!

4.0
0