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We are 4 Lions.
Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce. In a storm of razor-sharp verbal jousting and large-scale set pieces, Four Lions is a comic tour de force; it shows that-while terrorism is about ideology-it can also be about idiots.
I'm a picky bastard when it comes to comedy, but I can safely say that Four Lions was tailor made for me. It is absolutely hilarious. It's In the Loop with terrorists.
Whenever I watch a comedy I always hope the makers are not afraid to search for and sometimes cross over boundaries. And whenever that happens I hope they go about it smartly. Four Lions' satirical comedy should perhaps not be labelled as smart, but it sure as hell is street smart. It seems to know and understand its subject really well, making the human connection so often missing in comedies feel palpable and real despite the ludicrous…
"What are we going to blow up, Waj?
The Internet! We will blow up the Internet for brother Faisal!"
Oh gosh... Four Lions is one of the most hilarious/disturbing movies I have ever seen. I never in my life thought I would be watching a buddy comedy about radical terrorists. I wasn't sure about what I was getting myself into upon starting this movie, but by the end I loved the film. It's darkly comedic, and bitingly satirical. It takes a subject like terrorism and somehow makes it humorous and human. It definitely makes you feel guilty for liking the film.
This movie is gut bustingly funny but also very intense with its subject matter. It's funny, yes, but you…
By the middle of the 2000s, it had been established that Islamist terror was the Defining Theme of Our Time, and any novelist, film-maker, playwright, poet or TV dramatist worthy of the title had to tackle it. Most artistic efforts of the time tended to concentrate on the radicalisation process, perhaps because the political classes' efforts to address it were so glib and lacking, perhaps because it offered the most obvious window to explaining terrorism.
Just about all of the works of art about radicalisation went something like this: young Muslim man from Afghanistan or Palestine sees their friends or family killed, goes to radical mosque, comes out convinced that suicide bombing is the only way to redress the balance,…
I completely lost it when a bunch of Jihadist were communicating with each other through an internet puffin party. ‘Four Lions’ is a British black comedy about a group of Islamic friends who plan to suicide bomb an UK target to earn their place in heaven as a martyr. These people are, however, as suitable as Jihadist as a four years old is for university: not. Christopher Morris, who earned himself a BAFTA Film Award for his outstanding debut, hilariously mocks the terror organisation, without attempting to insult the religion; rather, we get to laugh at a bunch of miscasts and the equally mismatching environment in which they plan to realise their plans. The funniness meanders a bit, but at…
Once Four Lions gets into a rhythm, it's off the charts hilarious. It's also supposed to be a satire, but I don't think this aspect of the film was as well-done. I'm not really sure what point they were trying to make about terrorists or terrorism in general. There are hints of great commentary and satire, but overall it just comes off as a comedy of errors and a fun adventure with a bunch of lovable dumb-asses. I'd watch this many more times for the one-liners alone.
This is only my second Riz Ahmed film and it certainly won't be my last. He plays Omar, the straight man/head idiot in a group of idiot wannabe terrorists. Whenever he's on screen,…
"We are the four lions"
Chris Morris's Four Lions is in my opinion the funniest British film of the last decade (sorry Wright and Pegg, I loved your work, but this was just hilarious). Morris took a huge risk by deciding to make a comedy about a group of terrorist friends that are planning their attack somewhere in the city, and it really payed off because this dark slapstick comedy worked extremely well. In papers you would never think this sort of comedy could work because it is just too dark of a subject matter, but somehow Morris manages to create a buddy comedy around this group of incompetent terrorists. Morris, who also co-wrote the script with Sam Bain and…
Not as funny as when I first watched it, but still had its moments. There was too much space between laughs to make this a comedy classic
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Originally published in 2010
After a wait of nearly five years, Chris Morris' directorial debut in 'Four Lions' is finally on screens, surrounded by the usual hype and hysteria his work always generates. Originally devised for television, 'Four Lions' follows the plot of a group of extremists who want to carry out the act of final jihad.
First things first, the full length picture is every bit as funny as the recent trailer indicated. Any jokes inside the trailer are even better in context and there's not a hint of cutting all the best bits out to sell the film. Barely does a minute go by without a piece of dialogue or character acting have you rolling with laughter, the…
Hilarious extremism satire blends naive, childish gags with brutal dark humour perfectly, even if the overdramatic third act loses its steam.
The kind of movie where you try not to laugh, start to laugh and then feel bad for laughing, 'Four Lions' is a great comedy. It's also immensely sad and, in moments more shocking than many films that treat this subject matter far more seriously.
The story of a group of wannabe terrorists in suburban England, the laughs come from all corners (although you'll undoubtedly get more chuckles if you're familiar with the local culture). The characters are funny, the dialogue is funny and the situations are absurd, but the script is always careful enough to let you know why these guys are in such a stupid scenario at any time which holds the whole thing together and stops it…
For something about such a sensitive subject it is impossible to not love the outright silliness of Four Lions. It makes sense that it comes from the twisted mind of Chris Morris as plenty of his dark humour comes flooding through Four Lions' funniest moments in such an effective way. It boldly dives into the dark world of jihadi culture whilst still managing to make itself hilarious and downright stupid for all the right reasons when it needs to.
There's a very fine line between making humour of the darkness that encompasses the subject of Four Lions and unnecessarily taking similar real life events and turning them into entertainment but it never feels like Four Lions falls into the latter.…
Four Lions balances weighty themes with rediuclous satire, and is generally a very funny movie.
Still the funniest comedy of the last ten years, and still packs an emotional wallop.
This is one of the greatest British dark comedy films, and one of the best films I've seen about terrorism along with Horses of God (Nabil Ayouch).
The sarcastic themes of Four Lions remind me of In The Loop. I'm also amazed by the acting, especially Ahmed Riz.
Help me out with this one guys.
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