FILM TRAILER AND REVIEW: Four Lions (Cert 15)
FOUR Lions is a tragic tale of a group of British Asians who have been brainwashed by an unknown source into hating Western culture for unspecified reasons. It s also a comedy at heart, yanking on to the absurdities this gang of men go through to reali
FOUR Lions is a tragic tale of a group of British Asians who have been brainwashed by an unknown source into hating Western culture for unspecified reasons.
It's also a comedy at heart, yanking on to the absurdities this 'gang' of men go through to realise their muddled fantasy.
Chris Morris, in his usual not-quite-hilarious-but-thought-provoking style, offers a plainly honest alternative view that will ruffle feathers and raise smiles.
You may also want to watch:
The characters weren't as rich as I'd hoped but each play their part right until the end.
It's a smartly written and filmed piece of work. It's filmed in more of a television style than a movie, although that's not to its detriment - it fits the tone perfectly. Not every joke hits the marks and its influence, sadly, will probably be Britain-only as much of the humour is derived from our shores. This may limit the scope of the film which is a possible missed opportunity to have a further-reaching absurd message.
- 1 Pair jailed after drugs and cash worth £184k seized in 'peaceful' village
- 2 Child rescued from floodwater in Godmanchester
- 3 Harrowing video warning from seriously ill 20-year-old who survived Covid
- 4 Parking issues in Huntingdon are a 'safety hazard' says community chairman
- 5 First patients in St Ives to receive Covid-19 vaccination
- 6 Here's your 'thank you' messages for school staff
- 7 Godmanchester Rapist is jailed for 15 years
- 8 Police investigation closed into deaths of two men in Hunts village
- 9 Man guilty of murdering partner's baby son
- 10 Covid cases highest in Hunts since pandemic began, new figures reveal
With some scenes playing out as comically iconic, such as when one of the 'gang' plot to bomb a sex shop using a pet crow, this is going to be the most important comedy of the year.