Watched May 07, 2012
David Valkenet’s review:
I'm a fan of Chris Morris but even so I was still weary about watching this. Not because the 'taboo' subject matter could offend me, or whatever, but rather that the film would be too self-aware and try too hard to be shocking and provocative.
How wrong I was. I love how the humour is not derived from any sort of self-referential comments or from shocking things happening for the sake of shock. The jokes come from funny lines delivered well, and from absurd and farcical situations.
The brilliance lies in the fact that the humour is not reliant on the fact that it's a story about suicide bombers but without it the jokes would not work as well.
Some minor pacing issues, at times patchy cinematography and not all the jokes landing as hard as I may have liked, but other than that this is a great piece of work from Morris.
Heavy 3.5 from me.