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The Muslims Are Coming Reviews

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Dean Essner
Slant Magazine
September 16, 2013
Despite their supposedly good intentions, the comedian-filmmakers broach the doc's central subject with crass and offensive standup routines that wouldn't be out of place on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Miriam Bale
New York Times
September 19, 2013
This well-intentioned "docu-comedy" (as the filmmakers label it in publicity notes) is not very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
September 19, 2013
For better and for worse, this feels less like a feature film than a stretched-out Daily Show segment.
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
September 19, 2013
Viewers outside the tristate area may have their minds blown. The rest of us may be only mildly amused.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
September 13, 2013
Lobbing zingers at Islamophobes does not illuminate Islam.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
September 17, 2013
It's an inarguably noble undertaking, one that's unfortunately timely, but the film often feels like a profane PSA.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
September 20, 2013
The comedy routines are so-so (though the falling-in-the-aisles reaction shots tell another story) and the comics' patchwork odyssey often derails into irrelevancies.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times
September 12, 2013
Along the way, "The Muslims Are Coming!" addresses a myriad of issues within the Islamic community, including gender, race and religion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alonso Duralde
Linoleum Knife
September 13, 2013
An amusing and timely movie, even if it's basically a Daily Show sketch writ large.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
September 19, 2013
Much of the stand-up material caught on camera has a ring of familiarity and settles for rehashing ethnic and religious stereotypes in new ways. But the best of it provides a perspective, and a punch, transcending the same old punch lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Miller
Seattle Weekly
September 26, 2013
It's all very admirable, but you may find yourself nodding in agreement more than doubled with laughter.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
September 12, 2013
Some of the stand-up material is funny, but the interaction with audience members is priceless.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nick A. Zaino III
Boston Globe
September 26, 2013
The film follows a group of Muslim-American comedians on a stand-up-and-public-relations tour who try to win over those skeptical of Muslims, one audience at a time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
September 26, 2013
Supporting commentary comes from the likes of Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, and Rachel Maddow, but the real stars, rightly so, are Farsad and Obeidallah.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 26, 2013
This slight but entertaining documentary scores laughs along with its sociological points.
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