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Four Lions (2010)

R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 7 May 2010 (UK)
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Four incompetent British jihadists set out to train for and commit an act of terror.

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(as Chris Morris)

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Khalid (as Willliam El-Gardi)
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Malcolm Storge MP (as Alex MacQueen)
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Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce. In a storm of razor-sharp verbal jousting and large-scale set pieces, Four Lions is a comic tour de force; it shows that-while terrorism is about ideology-it can also be about idiots. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language throughout, including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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7 May 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Quatro Leões  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£608,608 (UK) (9 May 2010)

Gross:

$304,137 (USA) (18 February 2011)
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Trivia

Nigel Lindsay who plays Barry the Djihadi had actually played a Jewish extremist in HBO's Rome season 2(2007). See more »

Goofs

Omar is walking through the park and meets his brother Ahmed playing football in the rain. Ahmed's umbrella goes from small to big for a close-up, then back to small again. See more »

Quotes

Barry: Bollocks, I'm a liability! I am the Invisible Jihadi! They seek him here, they seek him there, but here's not there, he's blowing up your slag sister!
Omar: Invisible? Right. Like the time you got on the local news for baking a Twin Towers cake and leaving it at the synagogue on 9/11?
Barry: That is part of the plan! Hide in plain sight, you mug!
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Crazy Credits

One sheep was blown up in the making of this film See more »

Connections

Featured in Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Terrorist Films (2013) See more »

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Nadia
Written by Nitin Sawhney
Performed by Jeff Beck
Used by kind permission of Imagem Music
Licensed courtesy of Sony BMG Records Ltd
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We is gunna' blow up the internetz!
31 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is the sort of film at first glance you believe shouldn't work. Just looking at what it's meant to be, a parody/comedy about British Muslim terrorists. My first thoughts were 'Too Soon?'. But then I realised this is just a mockery on something that has had a big impact on us all.

The film is based around a group of Jihadists that are planning to cause a terror attack on Britain but the group leading this attack is just full of oddballs which gives for great slapstick comedy and some memorable quotes that served the film well.

Christopher Morris has done himself good with this film and the final ten minutes were really an eye-opener to me. I recommend that this film should be seen by people who won't take this film seriously, it's a gimmick. That's the only reason the film's story worked, if it wasn't funny the film raters wouldn't have let this film be shown. So take the 100 minutes or so to sit down and enjoy laughter all the way through.

9/10


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