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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…
30 Countries, 30 Days.
Day 14, Film 14
Time Period: present
Theme: Satire of terrorism
Style of Subtitle: Pretty thin yellow font, typically two lines at a time on screen
Funniest / Oddest Subtitle: James Fuck Bond
What did I learn about the country:
Coincidental relation to last country I watched: Canada's Muslim population increased by 82% in last decade.
I heard there's an American remake planned: Starring Aasif Mandvi, Ahmed Ahmed, Dev Patel, Stanley Tucci. Directed by Armano Iannucci.
Why the hell did I wait so long to watch this?
I knew I would like it, thinking it would be something like methadone to get me through in between the comedy highs of The Thick of It…
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…
You're gonna die in that gear, lads.
Four incompetent jihadists living in London attempt overcome their witless minds and bring glory to Islam.
A well-written full-fledged satire charged with British humour and dark irony. While for moments it might seem to be taking things too far, it is only characteristic of its director and writer Chris Morris. One is left to wonder if this satire is actually far off from reality. Nicely done, lads!
Quite daring and funny
50% sour taste in mouth
Riz Ahmed gives too good a performance for this film. By that I mean that we frankly feel too much for him. He was also in The Reluctant Fundamentalist and he can create a lot of inner character space with very little material. His eyes express pain and grief in very moving ways and that sometimes distracts from the overall point of the screenplay.
I also hated the constantly shaky cam in this. Morris is clearly trying to emulate some of Paul Greengrass's style, but he uses it with none of the precision or effect that Greengrass does.
EY UP ALL YOU NON-BELIEVERS
Usually when I give a film 1 star it's to say I hated it but I didn't exactly hate this film because you know its just a normal movie, but considering the movies a comedy I'm giving it 1 star because it didn't do its job well to make me laugh because I didnt laugh at all throughout the film.
Like a lot of Chris Morris previous work this film rides the line between hilarity and seriousness superbly. The quality of hi storytelling means that we become attached to these characters whose message and philosophy is absolutely absurd but also dangerous and deplorable. The writing creates characters who are funny in their incompetence but also tragic in their message and actions.
Possibly one of the funniest films I have seen that's been made since the turn of this century. While the subject is incredibly serious, and one that arguably shouldn't be taken lightly in any manner. The way in which Chris Morris delivers it helps it escape from the seriousness and actually show that the people who are a part of these kinds of things are human like the rest of us. While they can be stupid, it's their stupidity that makes them follow goals blindly without thinking twice about it. The characters that he creates are perfect for depicting this, and while the film is obviously a comedy, it has its emotional moments as well, making a lot more than just that.
Four Lions is a film that makes you proud of the British film industry and the magic that it so often creates.
Omar: We have instructions to bring havoc to this bullshit, consumerist, godless, paki-bashing, Gordon Ramsey taste the difference specialty cheddar, torture endorsing, massacre sponsoring, LOOK AT ME DANCING, PISSING ABOUT, SKY 1 UNCOVERED, WHO GIVES A FUCK ABOUT DEAD AFGHANI'S? DISNEYLAND!
Barry: Mashala brother.
Hassan: Yeah mashala.
Waj: Fuck mini babybels.
I had seen the poster to this picture several times and well to the untrained eye, if you just scroll through this poster, it seems as though this might just be a documentary or something and the name doesn't help it either. Seriously bro, i thought this was a motherf*cking documentary. Well it isn't, only recently have i discovered that this is actually a comedy, written by the same…
So soi so funny. Shockingly funny considering the content. Holy shit tho, i was laughing. Laughing and disturbed at the same time. Those are two tough emotions to evoke at the same time, but four lions succeeded with flying colours. I doubt there will ever be a funnier movie about terrorism without being cheesy racist. Seriously great.
Is this a comedy ? Is this a drama ? Can we laugh about terrorism ? Yes. Yes. Yes.
Four Lions is a really intelligent movie which depicts terrorism in one of the most realistic way: terrorists are basically not-so-smart people looking for a meaning in their life. And when one of them is only a bit less dumb than the others, he becomes a genius in their eyes and lead them to something catastrophic.
The film has no happy ending, no morality. It will just make you laugh, cry and think. Because it's an accurate depiction of life.
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