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Four Lions Reviews

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December 29, 2010
The film wisely doesn't try to explore the roots of religious fanaticism and how it can manifest as murder: Instead, it simply accepts the world as it is and focuses on the ridiculous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 28, 2010
If you can appreciate farce through annihilation and death a la Stanley Kubrick's 'Dr. Strangelove or: How I Stopped Worrying and Love the Bomb' or Kurt Vonnegut's 'Slaughterhouse 5,' then 'Four Lions' is probably a very good movie for you
December 20, 2010
A comedy (!) about inept suicide bombers
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 18, 2010
It proves that everthing is a laughing matter. Think of this as a Condition Orange comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 17, 2010
Four Lions is more interesting than riotous. Consider it an example - a well-paced, clever and understated compassionate example - of a filmmaker wrestling with fear.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 16, 2010
Not my cup of tea.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 10, 2010
Really, these guys are just knuckleheads. And the movie is full of outrageous laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 8, 2010
Once you get over the initial novelty, you're left with a movie that alternates between lame sitcom-style gags and muddled social commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 8, 2010
Parts of the film are very funny and parts are misfires. But even on the misfires one almost feels one should laugh just to support the very idea of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 6, 2010
Relating Four Lions to the brilliant Dr. Strangelove (1964) -- as some have -- is like relating a firecracker to a nuclear weapon. And the firecracker sometimes doesn't even go off.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 1, 2010
It offers a hilarious, pitch black comedy that suggests we can never protect ourselves from stupidity and incompetence.
November 22, 2010
Morris' plan seems to be to make an irresistible farce at the intersection where Christopher Hitchens' God Is Not Great meets the Three Stooges.
November 19, 2010
An absurdist satire that's smart enough to follow its deluded losers all the way to the bloody end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 17, 2010
A rude, edgy, rough indie comedy - hilariously funny until near the end, when reality begins to destroy the characters' slapstick universe.
November 15, 2010
Might this not have worked better, and conjured more startled outrage, as a mock documentary on TV?
November 12, 2010
I think it's appalling in all the right ways. While its lingering aftertaste of ashes in the mouth is unmistakable, I'd argue that the subject warrants it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 12, 2010
The very existence of Four Lions is an act of audacity; the fact that it's also smart, humane, and frequently hilarious is nothing short of a miracle.
November 12, 2010
One of the funniest movies of the year.
November 12, 2010
Brassy burlesque careens between droll humor and slapstick stunts until it implodes upon itself during a prolonged and extremely uncomfortable climax.
November 12, 2010
It manages to tiptoe through the minefield -- almost a literal one -- that it lays out for itself, thriving on a back-and-forth momentum that skitters from worrisome turns of events to ludicrous outbursts and outcomes.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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