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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…
Four Lions, is a brilliant comedy-drama film, particularly focuses on naiveness of would-be terrorists. The punk touch given to the Muslim characters, is a practical approach, and one that should be thought about Muslims living in UK, influenced a little bit of living culture of West. Film follows a great story, and characters have given great performance and presenting humor with it. A Must watch film.
Me sorprendió cómo de una forma "amable" y graciosa trata un tema tan sensible como el fanatismo.
Chris Morris just knows what two unfunny words, said together are hilarious.
Barry is one of cinemas great idiots
Four incompetent British jihadists set out to train for and commit an act of terror.
This movie is fucking hilarious. I have seen it countless times and everything about it just really rubs me the right way. I absolutely detest all organised religion so I am always game for anything that is poking fun at the subject. The dialogue really is just laugh-a-minute, you end up missing jokes as you are still laughing at the previous ones. The ''Alton Towers, fast track, rubber dingy rapids bro'' kills me every single time.
There is a strange and somewhat depressing undertone as to be expected with the subject matter. This really is tailored towards people with a sick sense of humour.
I was very impressed with the Blu-Ray transfer, I din't expect it to look so good.
Chris Morris has huge balls! Bold, brutal and incredibly funny.
Four Lions is film about a group of British jihadists and their plans to martyr themselves by blowing them and anyone in their path up all in an attempt to make a statement about their Muslim faith and receive the greatest after life they can. This doesn't sound like the breeding ground for comedy, but this was one of the funniest movies I have seen in a while.
Shot in a documentary style that adds an almost uncomfortable realism, them film follows a bunch of screw ups with dreams larger then their collective skill level or intelligence will allow them to pursue. The script is a razor sharp commentary on extremists of all faiths and the balance of ideology vs…
After seeing Four Lions, there was only one thing on my mind, it is the worst movie I have ever seen in my life. In fact, I found it insulting. Its just a bunch of arabs living in England acting stupid, as if they are trying to make it seem that all arabs act that way. But this is a comedy, so maybe I shouldn't think about that stuff and just sit back and have a laugh, but that's the problem, this film was just not funny, only one joke got a chuckle out of me, and that is the reason why this film isn't a pure 0%. The whole film was stupid, uninteresting, boring, racist and I just flat out hated this film. I never want to watch it again nor would I even recommend it. Its a complete waste of time.
1% out of 100%
I was really afraid going into Four Lions that it was going to be racist and Islamophobic. Coming from a British film directed and written by white people, I was really worried Four Lions would just be tasteless and play on people's fears of extremists to cater to dehumanizing the characters and playing Muslims as idiots. The films was nearly the opposite.
Given its subject matter, Four Lions is an incredibly tasteful and well-made look at Islamic extremists who also happen to be inept, filled with really smart gags and a gravity not seen in humor that uses Muslim characters. On the flip side, it also is truly funny, which is also a trait almost never seen in art that…
What could have been a remarkably tasteless piece of filmmaking winds up being one of the finest films on the subject of terrorism. At first it may seem like your normal satire but as the layers get pulled back a much more observent and sad film emerges. One I'd like to revisit with subtitles since the accents were a bit thick.
Just fucking brilliant.
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