4.5

Four Lions

Comedy


 

The story of a group of British jihadists who push their fantastical and abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point...

This film is a witty, riotously funny, and undeniably unique comedy. At no stage does it resort to extracting cheap laughs from its volatile subject matter as is the case with so many other movies that pose as "outrageous". Brilliantly written, the hilariously farcical tone generates a constant supply of laughter, yet there is also an underlying intelligence that presents a very real and relevant message. All those involved in the making of "Four Lions" should most definitely take pride in it.

Andrew O'Dea

MIFF 2010
97 mins