The Muslims Are Coming
The Muslims Are Coming (2013)

The Muslims Are Coming! is a comedy documentary which follows a band of Muslim-American comedians as they visit big cities, small towns, rural villages, and everything in between to combat Islamophobia! These comedians not only perform… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 12, 2013
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Nick A. Zaino III
Boston Globe

The film follows a group of Muslim-American comedians on a stand-up-and-public-relations tour who try to win over those skeptical of Muslims, one audience at a time.

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Miriam Bale
New York Times

This well-intentioned "docu-comedy" (as the filmmakers label it in publicity notes) is not very funny.

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Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

Supporting commentary comes from the likes of Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, and Rachel Maddow, but the real stars, rightly so, are Farsad and Obeidallah.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This slight but entertaining documentary scores laughs along with its sociological points.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

For better and for worse, this feels less like a feature film than a stretched-out Daily Show segment.

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Brian Miller
Seattle Weekly

It's all very admirable, but you may find yourself nodding in agreement more than doubled with laughter.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The comedy routines are so-so (though the falling-in-the-aisles reaction shots tell another story) and the comics' patchwork odyssey often derails into irrelevancies.

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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News

Viewers outside the tristate area may have their minds blown. The rest of us may be only mildly amused.

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Dean Essner
Slant Magazine

Despite their supposedly good intentions, the comedian-filmmakers broach the doc's central subject with crass and offensive standup routines that wouldn't be out of place on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

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