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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Probably the world's first jihad terrorist comedy, Four Lions is a daring, brilliantly conceptualized film, but like the bumbling bombers of the title, the execution tends to be hit-and-miss. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The only reason to see it is Riz Ahmed's performance as Omar, the supposed brains of the operation. Mr. Ahmed reminded me a bit of Robert Carlyle. He's dynamic, quick-tongued and intense. And much too classy for this tatty room. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    When it works - and it doesn't half the time - it's as if Monty Python were back, putting its merrily imbecilic stamp on the dark world of terrorism. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A hilarious farce and a brilliant takedown of the imbecility of fanaticism. show more

  • 70
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    The idea, in the end, is that even lovable loonies can do a lot of damage. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Four Lions is impossible to categorize. It's an exceedingly dark comedy, a wicked satire, a thriller where the thrills center on the incompetence of the villains. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    This is a comedy about imbeciles who fall blindly in love with a concept, without giving any thought to what they are doing. And although some of them eventually have a moment of self-realization, it arrives, sadly, much too late. show more

  • 75
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    Its chilling third act suggests that sooner or later, even these riders on the Islamic short bus are going to get one right. And that won't be funny at all. show more

  • 75
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    The whole thing is kind of comforting in a damn-the-torpedoes, laugh-at-what-scares-you-most kind of way. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Real satire must be savage, and Four Lions, for all its daring, finally doesn't dare enough. show more

  • March 15, 2011 MatHam157
    Report This User

    made me laugh more than any film all year!

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