Four Lions

Recommended

2010 | 102 min. minutes | Rated R

Four Lions humanizes terrorism. Don't misunderstand: This is a very different statement than "Four Lions makes terrorism understandable and sympathetic." I mean to say that Four Lions does, in fact, humanize terrorism, by reminding the audience that human beings can be incomprehensibly dumb and clumsy animals. One has to be a special sort of idiot to think dressing in a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume to suicide bomb a charity fun-run is going to win you any sort of heavenly reward, but this is the humanity Four Lions concerns itself with, and those are the sorts of terrorist plots incompetently employed, and these are the confused, chucklefucked faces of terrorism.

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Film Credits
Director
Christopher Morris
Cast
Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia Davis, Chris Wilson, Kevin Eldon, Will Adamsdale, Preeya Kalidas, Riz Ahmed, Craig Parkinson, Danny Ashok, Nigel Lindsay