Watch: Four Lions 2010 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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 Muslim men living in Sheffield hatch an inept plan to become suicide bombers.
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Dark and incredibly funny satire on religious martyrdom
In the UK, Chris Morris is famous for the very controversial “Brasseye” series, and he has taken that iconoclastic attitude to the big screen to help create this wonderful little film.
It’s a crude yet intelligent satire on a group of young men who want to be martyrs for the Islamic Al-Qaeda in the UK. Rather than portray them as dark shadowy men, they are really just everyday bumblers and naive men. The frightening aspect is that despite the humour, they are aiming to mass murder which always is behind the scenes.
The film uses humour to demystify the self-styled jihadists and take away any sort of menacing notoriety and show them as the frightening bunglers that they are. The fear is when one group actually manages to carry out what they set out to do.
This film is worth watching. You will be rolling with laughter, but you will end the film with many thoughts on the questions raised also. It’s simply another great bit of political satire, and I recommend it highly.
With several nice moments, but uneven, and includes a sophisticated topic
Brits are famous for their dark (tragi)-comedies, containing deaths and unhappy endings, but they usually depict traditional British or modern metropolitan life – but still based on “European” values. Four Lions emanates totally from Islamic culture and focuses on its nasty offshoot – terrorist jihad.
I am not familiar with the topic – only through mass media – as Estonia has some thousands Muslims only and jihad views are probably hold by dozens of them, but I still feel uneasy to laugh at ignorance and hurting people; funerals and like are a different issue for me. The plot was not evenly interesting, at times slow and with bulked out jokes, and scenes towards the ending began to develop a bit too fast. True, it has some twisted originality and those more familiar with Muslim immigrants are probably able to squeeze out more and observe funny parallels closely. But even I had my moments of giggle and I can’t say that I got bored. The ending could have had more bright moments though.
As for the cast, Riz Ahmed – Omar, Kayvan Novak – Waj and Nigel Lindsay – Barry were most catchy (well, why did Benedict Cumberbatch have a small and stupid role only?), but I can’t remember I have seen them before, so there was no joy of recognition and possibility to compare.
All in all, a decent dark comedy, but personally I know a couple of people only I would dare to recommend to watch it…
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director Christopher Morris
Writer Christopher Morris, Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong
Actors Will Adamsdale, Riz Ahmed, Adeel Akhtar
Country United Kingdom, France
Awards Won 1 BAFTA Award9 wins & 24 nominations total
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