Summary: I'm no easy viewer and too often do I find myself being bored while watching a movie, or just barely interested. I wasn't expecting much from this one and after a quick reading of the synopsis, I just thought "say whaat ?".
Summary: This is the sort of film at first glance you believe shouldn't work. Just looking at what it's meant to be, a parody/comedy about British Muslim terrorists. My first thoughts were 'Too Soon?'. But then I realised this is just a mockery on something that has had a big impact on us all.
A ludicrous pageant of ineptitude... a 'How-Not-To Guide' to martyrdom
16 May 2010
Summary: Like Charlie Chaplin's Hitler, Chris Morris' 'Four Lions' shows that no subject can escape comic scrutiny; humour always seems to find the ability to expose the ridiculous in otherwise appalling situations.
Summary: With The Day Today and its more acerbic follow-up Brasseye, supreme satirist Chris Morris made a mockery of the madness of the popular media by saying what he saw. It was funny because it could have been true.
Excellent original film made primarily for a British Audience.
John Rowley, IMDb
11 May 2010
Summary: 4 Lions is an excellent well thought out film with a great pace, very funny, and very thoughtful. After watching the film I wondered at some of the choices Morris had made concerning the depth of the characters in the film and their motivation.
Summary: Chris Morris has had his fair share of approaching controversial subjects such as the brilliant Brass Eye. I so wanted this to be an hilarious film as it was a long time since I had really good laugh in the cinema.
Summary: Home grown Asian suicide bombers are not an obvious choice for Comedy. But Director Chris Morris makes a surprisingly good job of it in a work which is skilfully written and performed. The best humour has a ring of truth about it. And so it is true here.
Summary: Chris Morris has never been one to shy away from subjects that others would call taboo or simply just wrong and that isn't going to change with his latest film 'Four Lions' the story of a group of wannabe suicide bombers. Not the most jovial of subjects I hear you cry, but how wrong could you be?
both hilarious comedy and contemporary social commentary
25 March 2010
Summary: The film can be approached from two angles; as a comedy and as an important contemporary cultural text. As a comedy it succeeded beyond expectations. Part of the pleasure surely came from the spectacle of the event; a sold out screening with cast and crew present along with regional cultural...