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Four Lions

4 Ratings: 3.8
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3 reviews about Four Lions
review by . April 16, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
***1/2 out of ****       I love documentaries, or films in general, that feature inspired dreamers who are often a little more pretentious than they care to be. Some seriously odd things have been done with such characters, and now, something rather brilliant has been crafted. The film that I am speaking of when I say this is "Four Lions", a brilliant satire/comedy about terrorist and suicide-bombers. And yes, it's British.    The film's "four lions" …
review by . December 08, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
"Four Lions" is one of the most intelligent, important, illuminating, disturbing, and uncompromising political comedies of recent memory. It takes one of the biggest risks a movie of this day and age can take, and pulls it off: It presents us with a farcical look at modern jihadism. And yet it's not content with merely making us laugh at the very, very serious; it aims to humanize and shed light on a situation many of us are completely unfamiliar with apart from impersonal news reports …
Quick Tip by . December 12, 2010
The movie is clever more than it is funny, though the latter half of it plays out with a kind of understated genius/satire. I'll see if I can't put together a greater review to summarize my thoughts, but it's definitely worth a view.
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