The Reluctant Infidel

The Reluctant Infidel

The Reluctant Infidel

British comedy about Mahmud (Omid Djalili) who may not be the most observant Muslim, but is a true believer deep down. Scandal strikes when he learns he was adopted, and what's more: his birth mother was Jewish. And his given name was Solly Shimshillewitz! As Mahmud tumbles into a full-scale identity crisis, a comedy of religious errors unfolds.

Written by British comedian and author David Baddiel. Also stars Little Britain's Matt Lucas.

2010Rating: R16, contains offensive language and content that may offend105 minsUK
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The Reluctant Infidel / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The Infidel takes some all-too-predictable detours into moralizing and sentimentality, but remains consistently sharp as long as it sticks to its acerbic tone and saucy comic sensibility.

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TVNZ

TVNZ

The Reluctant Infidel is cross cultural comedy at its very best - and occasionally at its most predictable.

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Total Film

Total Film

There are titter-worthy moments, but it’s too strenuously measured to really bring the house down.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The director, Josh Appignanesi, has a nice sense of comic timing, slipping in some of the best jokes when you least expect them.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A would-be provocative satire that too often settles for sitcom-grade silliness, The Infidel represents an opportunity wasted.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Funny and unthreatening, it's not subversive but it's plenty of fun.

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