November 5, 2010 (Limited)
Rated R for language throughout including some sexual references
Chris Morris’ Four Lions is a funny, thrilling comedy that illuminates modern jihadism through the prism of farce. It understands jihadists as human beings. And it understands human beings as innately ridiculous.
In a British city, four men have a secret plan. Omar (Riz Ahmed) is disillusioned about the treatment of muslims around the world and is determined to become a soldier. This is the most exciting idea Waj (Kayvan Novak) has ever heard. Better still...
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Surely to be one of the more controversial movies of the year, especially in this Tea Party-led society we suddenly live in, Four Lions
is about four British Muslims who, disillusioned with the western world, decide they're going to wage jihad against their country. In other words, they're going to blow some sh*t up. Oh, and it's a comedy. Full movie review »