#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: A group of young Muslim men living in Sheffield decide to wage jihad, and they hatch an inept plan to become suicide bombers. Omar and Waj have a brief, disastrous run at a Pakistan training camp, while Faisal works on an unlikely scheme to train birds to carry bombs.
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A ludicrous pageant of ineptitude… a ‘How-Not-To Guide’ to martyrdom
Like Charlie Chaplin’s Hitler, Chris Morris’ ‘Four Lions’ shows that no subject can escape comic scrutiny; humour always seems to find the ability to expose the ridiculous in otherwise appalling situations. This satirical black comedy vents its disgust at the pseudo-morality of suicide bombing, whilst managing to portray its terrorists with an affection that allows the audience an unexpected emotional attachment with these supposed figures of violence.
The film follows a terrorist cell of blundering, inept, and impossibly stupid would-be suicide bombers on their quest towards martyrdom – we follow them failing miserably in a Pakistan training camp, trying to run through sheep fields whilst carrying bags of explosives, attaching bombs to crows, all the time creating a chaotic ‘blooper’ reel of attempted martyrdom videos. These suicide bombers are not the feared assassins of popular imagination, but absurd and easily led dupes who encourage laughter and ridicule – and significantly, in the end, pity.
The comedy of ‘Four Lions’ lies in the power of its bathos: the film reduces the dreaded spectre of suicide bombing to a ludicrous pageant of ineptitude. It’s a film with fast laughs and dim wit in abundance, an absurd ‘How Not-To Guide’ to martyrdom.
However, the audience cannot help but feel pity for the characters as their plot reaches its climax. There is a sad inevitability to the group’s last moments together; despite the horror of what the bombers are planning, the audience has been lulled into sympathising with their situation. The sadness of the film comes with the audience’s realisation that these characters are regular, likable, funny, naive people – they are not monsters in themselves, but made monstrous by their susceptibility to absurd, immoral teachings.
The lead character Omar’s interactions with his wife and young son are painful in their twisted depiction of the ideal family unit. At one point Omar (played by Riz Ahmed) tells his son a bedtime story about ‘Simba’s Jihad’. It is a scene that is touching, funny and uncomfortable all at once, a reflection of our responses to the film as a whole.
‘Four Lions’ is provocative in its comic parody of an emotional subject, but there is never any sense that it wishes to be deliberately inflammatory. Instead, the story is told with warmth and sharp humour; it offers us a fine concoction of derision and sympathy, pulling at our affections whilst cutting the terrifying down to the clownish.
James Gill —— Find more reviews, news and previews at www.singleadmission.co.uk
Uncomfortable hilarity? Yes but it’s worth it.
The most difficult film I’ve ever felt like commenting upon but… It’s funny. Really, really funny in places, the sort of funny where you can’t stop thinking about the joke long after it’s gone.
The complete absurdity of the situation (four bungling British would-be jihadists trying to plot a suicide bombing while clearly enjoying all the privileges of the life they claim to hate) is exactly what you would expect from a Chris Morris offering and as long as you understand what it is that he does and more importantly why, this film works. Of course the subject matter is perhaps difficult to watch and will be offensive to some but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have merit.
Individual moments of genius comedy abound. Lines such as “Rubber Dingy rapids bro” and “Wookie down, the Wookie is down” live long in the memory and that is the mark of good comedy.
It is uncomfortable in places. The poignancy of Omar’s family life with his beautiful wife and loving son, the innocent idiocy of Waj and the unspoken reasons why Barry may have converted to fundamental Islam, all show the other side of life and why ultimately this film is about lack of tolerance and a deep ignorance of what is important in life. Whatever your colour, creed or religion.
I believe that I know what Chris Morris was doing here and because of that I found Four Lions hilarious and touching, not offensive and sick, but it is a fine line and I can see why some wouldn’t touch it. That is their loss as at it’s heart, this is just a great British comedy.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director Christopher Morris
Writer Christopher Morris, Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell (additional writing)
Actors Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak
Country UK, France
Awards Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 24 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (video segments), 1.85 : 1
Camera Sony CineAlta HDW-F900, Canon Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor Creative Services, London, UK (digital intermediate), Technicolor, UK (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Digital, Video (PAL)
Cinematographic Process DV (source format) (video segments), Digital Intermediate (master format), HDCAM (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema