Four Lions
Four Lions (2010)

In a British city, four men have a secret plan. Omar is disillusioned about the treatment of Muslims around the world and is determined to become a soldier. This is the most exciting idea Waj has ever heard. Opposed to Omar and everyone… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 8, 2011
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82%
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79%



Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Its premise suggests brazenly tasteless humor, but Four Lions is actually a smart, pitch-black comedy that carries the unmistakable ring of truth.

Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

[Morris's] new comedy has a provocative, ticklish premise -- five North England Muslims become suicide bombers, but can't decide who or what to take with them.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A dark farce sitting somewhere between "Dr. Strangelove" and "Duck Soup." It will blow you away.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

It is like the old joke about a dog that walks on its hind legs. It doesn't matter that it's not done perfectly; it's just a wonder that it's done at all.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

It's difficult to imagine a movie this boldly provocative about the underworld of violent jihad, much less one that actually inspires laughter.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The film wisely doesn't try to explore the roots of religious fanaticism and how it can manifest as murder: Instead, it simply accepts the world as it is and focuses on the ridiculous.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Home-grown jihadists as wankers. How very British.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The first feature, written and directed by satirist Chris Morris, may seem profane to some, but if you're doomed by watching it, at least you'll go down laughing.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Four Lions is more interesting than riotous. Consider it an example - a well-paced, clever and understated compassionate example - of a filmmaker wrestling with fear.

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Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

... A welcome antidote to cultural hysteria.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Cameron Sherwell
Two nights before I watched 'Four Lions' I watched 'Peeping Tom' and the night before - 'Rashomon', two excedingly good films,… More
Scott Green
So many memorable lines and actions, it just naturally makes you laugh and is great to watch over and over... and over...
Louis Rogers
Funny.
Directors Cat
The premise of the film could have gone badly wrong in any other directors hands but talented comic writer Chris Morris has created a very smart film thats… More
Cynthia S.
I could only make it half way through this...I do NOT get where the humor was in this. Not for me, obviously.
Daniel Mumby
Throughout his career on radio and TV, Chris Morris has proved his calibre not merely as a comedy writer and performer, but as a bristling and savagely… More

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