Stand-up with a point? How simple the sound.
| Original Score: 4/5
The jokes are clean, and definitely ecumenical, Jews and Christians and Muslims getting together. It's a good message, but a bit safe for the anarchic spirit of true comedy.
| Original Score: 2/4
The whole thing is like an HBO comedy special -- Allah made these guys pretty funny -- and it's hard to see why it's getting theatrical release.
A performance documentary with a tiny budget and a big spirit that follows three comics as they travel the country looking for laughs and understanding.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Timely if perfunctory.
| Original Score: B-
The performers are amiable, but the material is only mildly amusing.
| Original Score: C
A trio of Muslim Rodney Dangerfields complaining about not getting any respect on account of their religion.
The package is a friendly, if lackluster, affair...
It's hit-and-miss. But Allah Made Me Funny: Live in Concert is a film that doesn't let go from the very first moment.
The jokes are tepid and generic, better suited to late-night Comedy Central than the big screen.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Allah may have made these men funny, but he didn't bestow much in the way of filmmaking skills.
It has the potential to be culturally bridging in its way, and that makes looking for Muslim comedy in the Western world worthwhile.
| Original Score: 3/4
Between the sets, director Andrea Kalin generates some pleasant material by following the comics around in their private lives.
Kaifa taqoulu kalimat 'this is funny stuff!' bel arabia? (How do you say 'this is funny stuff' in Arabic?)
| Original Score: B
The title doesn't lie.
| Original Score: 3/5
The title of this well-intentioned movie ought to have been, Allah Made Me "Occasionally" Funny: Live in Concert.
| Original Score: 2/5
a pleasant and amusing ode to banality.
The routines are so clean they could have played on the Ed Sullivan show in the '50s -- which is refreshing and so old it seems new.
No, he didn't.
| Original Score: .5/4
Ultimately, Allah only made these guys mildly likable.