Four LionsFour Lions tells the story of four incompetent British jihadists set out to train for and commit an act of terror. In a storm of razor-sharp verbal jousting and large-scale set pieces, Four Lions is a comic tour de force; it shows that-while terrorism is about ideology-it can also be about idiots.
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Directors of "Four Lions"Christopher MorrisBirthdate: 5 September 1965, Bristol, England, UK
Creators of "Four Lions"Christopher MorrisBirthdate: 5 September 1965, Bristol, England, UKSam BainBirthdate: 3 August 1971, West London, England, UK
Critic Reviews of "Four Lions"Globe and MailFebruary 25, 2011
[Morris's] new comedy has a provocative, ticklish premise -- five North England Muslims become suicide bombers, but can't decide who or what to take with them.Toronto StarFebruary 24, 2011
It's difficult to imagine a movie this boldly provocative about the underworld of violent jihad, much less one that actually inspires laughter.Detroit NewsJanuary 14, 2011
The first feature, written and directed by satirist Chris Morris, may seem profane to some, but if you're doomed by watching it, at least you'll go down laughing.Minneapolis Star TribuneJanuary 06, 2011
A dark farce sitting somewhere between "Dr. Strangelove" and "Duck Soup." It will blow you away.Miami HeraldDecember 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.Denver PostDecember 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.Antagony & EcstasyDecember 04, 2016
Capable of being boisterously funny, but it's a movie not designed to be loved easily, or by most people.DeadspinJune 22, 2013
It is like the old joke about a dog that walks on its hind legs. It doesn't matter that it's not done perfectly; it's just a wonder that it's done at all.Tribune News ServiceJanuary 16, 2013
Home-grown jihadists as wankers. How very British.The Ooh TrayJune 30, 2011
... A welcome antidote to cultural hysteria.Movies.comApril 04, 2011
Writer-director Chris Morris walks that razor-fine line separating comedy and tragedy by mocking terrorists without mocking the horrors of terrorism itself.IGN DVDMarch 23, 2011
Four Lions doesn't always reach satirical perfection, but it comes fairly close.
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