The Infidel
The Infidel (2010)

Meet Mahmud-Nasir, loving husband, doting father and something of a "relaxed" Muslim. He may not be the most observant, but in his heart he is as Muslim as it gets. After his mother's death, however, a discovery turns… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 5, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 26, 2010
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Tthis thing plays like a cheeky Brit-com blown up to feature length, with a thin coat rack of plot to hang the ethnic humour on, and a wish to offend without being offensive.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A multi-layered film with all sorts of surfaces, from rough to smooth and corrugated, but it's an enjoyable and colourful work which is inoffensive even while it is being irreverent

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Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Can't we all just coexist? The Infidel can't bring the laughs, but it's a subtle peek at scapegoating on all sides.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

An admirably cagey effort to mine humor from the thorny cultural and racial divide that is Muslim-Jewish relations.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Stand-up comic Omid Djalili is hilarious as Mahmud Nasir, the father and husband who discovers he is neither Muslim enough nor Jewish enough to satisfy anyone that matters, after discovering his hidden roots

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Craig Mathieson

This pleasing comedy more than makes do with the idea of conciliation -- it really, really just wants us to get along.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

An amusing little film from Britain.

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Paj Sandhu

The rest of us can take heart in charming little comedies like The Reluctant Infidel that stress our commonalities and make our differences something to laugh about.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

Soon blands out into the glib, ethnicky slapstick that is the regrettable stock in trade of Nia Vardolos.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Sometimes silly and terrible odd movie that could look like The Birdcage. Anyway, David Baddiel wrote a funny fresh comedy with a political background, without… More
Deb S
A Muslim Who Just May Be Jewish! The movie revolves around the life a London cab driver Mahmud Nasir, a decent, easy-going family man of very moderate… More
Directors Cat
The Infidel in a way is kind of like Four Lions. It's not as good as Four Lions but it's a good satirical film that pokes fun at not only the muslims… More
Daniel Dolgin
it is ok. if your a constant movie wacther its worth seeing but nothing special
Cynthia S.
The first 15 minutes are really funny. For those of you who have difficulty in understanding a British accent, some of the jokes may be difficult to truly… More
Leo L
Humorous! Mahmud Nasir is content with life, his small family, and the music of his favorite musical artist, Gary Page. His son is preparing for marriage with… More

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