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The Infidel Reviews

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November 6, 2010
A multi-layered film with all sorts of surfaces, from rough to smooth and corrugated, but it's an enjoyable and colourful work which is inoffensive even while it is being irreverent
November 6, 2010
Stand-up comic Omid Djalili is hilarious as Mahmud Nasir, the father and husband who discovers he is neither Muslim enough nor Jewish enough to satisfy anyone that matters, after discovering his hidden roots
October 22, 2010
The rest of us can take heart in charming little comedies like The Reluctant Infidel that stress our commonalities and make our differences something to laugh about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 21, 2010
Can't we all just coexist? The Infidel can't bring the laughs, but it's a subtle peek at scapegoating on all sides.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 16, 2010
This pleasing comedy more than makes do with the idea of conciliation -- it really, really just wants us to get along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2010
Often uproariously funny, this cross-cultural comedy brims with sharp dialogue and its ideas are sensitive and intelligent without being heavy-handed.
August 20, 2010
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 17, 2010
The truth comes out and the audience is left to wonder what it all means.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 7, 2010
An amusing little film from Britain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 24, 2010
Some of the punch lines land better than others, and the script keeps them coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 16, 2010
Funny and unthreatening, it's not subversive but it's plenty of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 15, 2010
A laugh-along moral drama that brings a great big dose of enlivening absurdity and comic brilliance to a taboo subject, the hostility between British Muslims and Jews.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 15, 2010
The Infidel's got some great gags -- most of which have a stand-up routine kind of feel -- but a hopelessly contrived climax saps it of any real satirical bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 15, 2010
Astutely combining sharp comedy with complex political and theological issues, this film is packed with strong themes and vivid characters that keep us interested even as the plot drifts into silly slapstick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 14, 2010
Thankfully, the sometimes muddled message on religion is propped up by good gags, such as a running joke about hating people who do quotation marks with their fingers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 15, 2010
Soon blands out into the glib, ethnicky slapstick that is the regrettable stock in trade of Nia Vardolos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 10, 2010
Omid Djalili, a standup comic, is in almost every scene, and his unflagging energy and commitment to the material is the movie's saving grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 20, 2010
For all the terrific throw-away lines, The Infidel plays like a TV show rather than a feature film, and a TV sitcom at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 20, 2010
Tthis thing plays like a cheeky Brit-com blown up to feature length, with a thin coat rack of plot to hang the ethnic humour on, and a wish to offend without being offensive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 24, 2010
An admirably cagey effort to mine humor from the thorny cultural and racial divide that is Muslim-Jewish relations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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