Four Lions Synopsis
A group of idiotic jihadists pushes dreams of glory to the breaking point.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
These guys are not charming; they're horrifying in their ignorance, and they cause real damage. But there's a weird relief to be found in...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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A hilarious farce and a brilliant takedown of the imbecility of fanaticism.
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75

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
Its chilling third act suggests that sooner or later, even these riders on the Islamic short bus are going to get one right. And that won't...
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
This is a comedy about imbeciles who fall blindly in love with a concept, without giving any thought to what they are doing. And although...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Four Lions is impossible to categorize. It's an exceedingly dark comedy, a wicked satire, a thriller where the thrills center on the...
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70

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The idea, in the end, is that even lovable loonies can do a lot of damage.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
When it works - and it doesn't half the time - it's as if Monty Python were back, putting its merrily imbecilic stamp on the dark world of...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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Probably the world's first jihad terrorist comedy, Four Lions is a daring, brilliantly conceptualized film, but like the bumbling bombers...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Real satire must be savage, and Four Lions, for all its daring, finally doesn't dare enough.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The only reason to see it is Riz Ahmed's performance as Omar, the supposed brains of the operation. Mr. Ahmed reminded me a bit of Robert...
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Hilarious!

By sarabaatz
very funny. altho the subject matter is dark, the comedic timing is still good. and although it is about suicide bombing, the muslims weren't one-dimensonal. loved it....

Not so great.

By karjonkap
A few jokes were very funny but overall I wasn't amused....

Very British and very funny

By TheBogeyMan
Thoroughly enjoyed....

Four lions

By Drez_Digital
Comedy which follows the journey of a group of wannabe terrorists with Hilarious results....

Twisted good humor

By arholy
Really enjoyed this film. You have to have a bit of a twisted sense of humor to enjoy it....

Four Lions

By brenk
Very dark comedy with many laugh out loud moments. Pay attention to the subtitles....

Definitely Not Lambs!

By buffalohedz
Dark comedy. Somewhat sad. Left feeling somewhat drained as well....

Good idea, but ....

By drdelux
I was intrigued by the idea of the film, but it didn't live up to what it could or should have been. The generally cartoonish characters were often unconvincing, as were the details of the story....

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Rated R | For Language throughout, including some sexual references