A film I hate to laugh at. Runs like a special edition of The Office where everyone tries to become a terrorist. While comedic, this dark comedy lacks the redeeming humanity and underlying metaphor that would have added depth to the piece. In summary its a comedy about people blowing themselves up, poorly.
This comedy is as explosive and satirical to modern Middle Eatern terrorism as Bananas is to foreign rebellion and In the Loop is to politics. Four Lions is on the edge in every scene; teetering between funny and controversial. It's a next step in subversive comedy really. Touching ending considering how it goes there. Highly memorable. May need subtitles however.
It plays out like an episode of The Office -- where as I should say the British version, but I'm not familiar with it enough, so I'll press on -- as if Dwight Schrute and co. were four jihadists planning a suicide attack during a marathon. Yup, you read that right. What's even more odd is that it's all brilliantly and hilariously executed. A brave, very British satire, sure to blow you away..or rustle your jimmies.
Dark comedy about four inept suicide bombers. This movie is laugh out loud funny, not for the easily offended but if your taste runs towards the tasteless this is a must. Well made, wonderfully acted and surprisingly gives insight into the lives of terrorists.
floppy camel sphincter -- Formulaic British comedy with all the usual trappings: hapless goofballs, roundabout dialogue, and general understated quirkiness (they even threw in a silly walk scene for good measure) -- Not particularly 'edgy'... the treatment of the subject matter was rather tame, and the social commentary meager. -- "I'm more al-qaeda than you!" heh... funny enough