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Four Lions (2010)

Four Lions

Overview


Genre

Comedy, Drama

Release Date

November 05, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

97 min.

Studio

Drafthouse Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Christopher Morris

Producer

Mark Herbert, Derrin Schlesinger

Screenwriter

Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Christopher Morris

Starring

Story


Christopher Morris' "Four Lions" is a whip-smart, laugh-out-loud comedy that illuminates the war on terror through satire and farce. Four Lions proves that while terrorism may be about ideology, it's also about idiots. In a British city, four men have a secret plan. Omar (Riz Ahmed) is disillusioned about the treatment of muslims around the world and is determined to become a soldier. This is the most exciting idea Waj (Kayvan Novak) has ever heard. Better still it's a no brainer because Omar does his thinking for him. Opposed to Omar and everyone else on earth is the white islamic convert Barry (Nigel Lindsay). He'd realize he joined the cell to channel his nihilism - if he had half the self knowledge of a duck. Faisal (Adeel Akhtar) is the odd man out. He can make a bomb - but he can't blow himself up just now coz his sick dad has "started eating newspaper". Instead he's training crows to fly bombs through windows. This is what Omar has to deal with. They must strike a decisive blow on their own turf but can any of them strike a match without punching himself in the face?

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Kayvan Novak, Arsher Ali, Riz Ahmed and Nigel Lindsay  in Drafthouse Films' Four Lions (2010)
Adeel Akhtar stars as Fessal in Drafthouse Films' Four Lions (2010)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..strange and incendiary comedy..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
“..unmoved by sanctity, focused in its humor and aware of but not dictated by timeliness..”
by Chris Cabin [Filmcritic.com]
“..sharply written, beautifully acted..”
by David Edwards [Daily Mirror]