Four Lions On DVD - £4.65 Delivered @ Amazon
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Four Lions On DVD - £4.65 Delivered @ Amazon

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Found 20th Feb 2011Made hot 20th Feb 2011
mazon.co.uk Review
It really shouldn’t work. A black comedy that’s basically about four terrorists, planning an atrocity on UK soil? That’s surely a film that’s designed to wind up tabloid newspapers? In the wrong hands, it certainly could have been. But under the diligent stewardship of Chris Morris, Four Lions emerges as one of the best films of the year.

It’s a perfectly pitched, at times rightly uncomfortable comedy, that brings together a quartet of inept terrorists, who when we meet them, can’t even put a video together without it falling into farce. It’s an opening scene that sets up Four Lions perfectly. And led by the terrific Riz Ahmed and the scene-stealing Nigel Lindsay, the company of actors rise to the challenge that Chris Morris sets them.

Four Lions isn’t a perfect film, though. The tone is a little uneven at times, and it’s very much one that’s going to feel more at home on a television than a cinema screen. But it’s still a daring, risky and at times extremely funny piece of work. And it’s one not afraid to pull the rug on you, either, never shielding itself away from the undercurrents of its subject matter. It’s the most ambitious comedy in a long, long time, and it’s credit to all concerned that it works as well as it does. --Simon Brew
DVD Description
A handful of young men set out to take on the decadent West but are more of a threat to themselves than anyone else in this black comedy from the creator of Brass Eye, Chris Morris. Omar (Riz Ahmed) is a devout Muslim living in the United Kingdom who has decided to form a terrorist cell to bring forth a jihad against a culture he believes is dominated by the sinful and ignorant. However, Omar isn't much of leader, and he's assembled an unimpressive team of fellow terrorists, among them Waj (Kayvan Novak), who lacks the brainpower to come up with ideas or direction on his own; Faisal (Adeel Akhtar), who is shy and doesn't have much to say; and Barry (Nigel Lindsay), a recent convert to Islam who tries to make up for his lack of practical knowledge with fierce passion. As Omar and his comrades debate both doctrine and methods, they ponder such notions as using birds as explosive devices, creating video communiqués with a hip-hop flavor, and attacking mosques in an effort to provoke non-violent Muslims. But are Omar and his partners a legitimate threat to the safety of Great Britain, or just four half-bright twenty-somethings with more bluster than imagination?

72 Comments

Watched it this weekend and enjoyed it. The DVD was a card booklet out of interest.

I think they all are card booklets. I remember getting this on offer at release for £4 off here, didn't even know what it was about, good movie. Voted hot.

Original Poster

yea, i got it for £4 off here as well :0

Channel 4 Film so it should be on TV within the next month

Original Poster

and space jam was on itv yesterday.......

great film,excellent price. How long before the offended brigade will cool this deal down!!

Quality film this, good price too.

tonypop

great film,excellent price. How long before the offended brigade will … great film,excellent price. How long before the offended brigade will cool this deal down!!


If your talking about muslims i can asure you that they enjoyed the film alot.

Weebl

If your talking about muslims i can asure you that they enjoyed the film … If your talking about muslims i can asure you that they enjoyed the film alot.



yeah. brilliant film! X)

Weebl

If your talking about muslims i can asure you that they enjoyed the film … If your talking about muslims i can asure you that they enjoyed the film alot.



Certainly not just muslims,just all those people who LOVE to be offended by anything.

asayer

I think they all are card booklets. I remember getting this on offer at … I think they all are card booklets. I remember getting this on offer at release for £4 off here, didn't even know what it was about, good movie. Voted hot.



I thought that but I ordered a copy for my dad a couple of months ago from Tesco Entertainment and it was in a regular DVD case.

Despite the fact that I did not love this film I hope it leads people to view more productions by Chris Morris who is a genius! *cough cough* brass eye.

rqmusicfan

I thought that but I ordered a copy for my dad a couple of months ago … I thought that but I ordered a copy for my dad a couple of months ago from Tesco Entertainment and it was in a regular DVD case.



How interesting, all the ones I have seen even in shops have been in the cardboard, I stand corrected!

Rubber Dinghy Rapids Broooo

A bloke that finds muslim terrorism and paedophiles "funny"
Anyone who finds such a bloke "talented" is allowing the sodding Guardian and the political correct self-serving tosspots to do their thinking for them
"Ah ! It was so funny...er...what part did the Guardian say was funny again...?"oO

Great film. Love the sniper scene.

PhilK

A bloke that finds muslim terrorism and paedophiles "funny"Anyone who … A bloke that finds muslim terrorism and paedophiles "funny"Anyone who finds such a bloke "talented" is allowing the sodding Guardian and the political correct self-serving tosspots to do their thinking for them"Ah ! It was so funny...er...what part did the Guardian say was funny again...?"oO



yeah lol, think polly toynbee said it was well funny so might watch the trailer and agree with her about it. what kind of films you into? bit of danny dyer or some of the classics, more legally blonde.

generalising the film tastes of people based on what paper they read is a bit silly, although anyone who reads the star (oxymoron I know) might be better suited to some educational films (so point taken to an extent)

PhilK

A bloke that finds muslim terrorism and paedophiles "funny"Anyone who … A bloke that finds muslim terrorism and paedophiles "funny"Anyone who finds such a bloke "talented" is allowing the sodding Guardian and the political correct self-serving tosspots to do their thinking for them"Ah ! It was so funny...er...what part did the Guardian say was funny again...?"oO


You obviously don't understand the concept of satire, and it's people like you (rather than paedophiles or terrorists) that other people are laughing at when they watch Chris Morris' stuff.

Anyway, back on topic: was really excited about this film as I'm a big Chris Morris fan, but I found this completely lacked the edge of his earlier stuff like Jam and Brass Eye. Was really disappointed, to be honest.

NOT WORTH 99p

I felt it was good, but definitely not perfect. I'm a big Chris Morris fan as well, but maybe goes to show just how difficult a full length feature like this is to pull off compared to a half hour show. I felt he succeeded overall though, it's better than most films out there.

usman94

Rubber Dinghy Rapids Broooo

nooo! i was going to put that! F**k the mini baby bell

I love it when the guy went in to buy bottles of bleach and he covered his beard!!!! I've watched it so many times! I love this film! And the slow guy is the phonejacker guy!

RUSSM1

NOT WORTH 99p



You're right. It's worth about £4.65.

midjet666

I love it when the guy went in to buy bottles of bleach and he covered … I love it when the guy went in to buy bottles of bleach and he covered his beard!!!! I've watched it so many times! I love this film! And the slow guy is the phonejacker guy!

So, why has she got her hands on her face, Fess? ....
....Cos she's got a beard.

PhilK

A bloke that finds muslim terrorism and paedophiles "funny"Anyone who … A bloke that finds muslim terrorism and paedophiles "funny"Anyone who finds such a bloke "talented" is allowing the sodding Guardian and the political correct self-serving tosspots to do their thinking for them"Ah ! It was so funny...er...what part did the Guardian say was funny again...?"oO



there would be about 6.9 billion variations on reviews of this film if everyone saw it, ^^ overgeneralisation

uglybeautyqueen

nooo! i was going to put that! F**k the mini baby bell



Lol sorry but it had to be said

Any movie that manages to get you to feel sympathy for a suicide bomber must be a special one! hot

if this film doesn't make you think you should do the world a favour...

Best film of last year in my opinion. HOT.

Great price for a film worth buying

Banned

RUSSM1

NOT WORTH 99p



Yeah, agreed, you should actually be paying us to be reading your comment :-)

RUSSM1

NOT WORTH 99p



So you would pay 98p for it then? so theres a part of you that likes the film, just not your brain.

PhilK

A bloke that finds muslim terrorism and paedophiles "funny"Anyone who … A bloke that finds muslim terrorism and paedophiles "funny"Anyone who finds such a bloke "talented" is allowing the sodding Guardian and the political correct self-serving tosspots to do their thinking for them"Ah ! It was so funny...er...what part did the Guardian say was funny again...?"oO

You're making THAT comment with THAT avatar? X)

cookdandbombd.co.uk/for…tml has link to a youtube video where Chris Morris introduces the film for a showing in Washington DC.
Edited by: "ahenry" 21st Feb 2011

brilliant film

do you get to go on the rubber dingy rapids with this film??

ahenry

http://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,26262.0.html has … http://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,26262.0.html has link to a youtube video where Chris Morris introduces the film for a showing in Washington DC.



Interesting and funny stuff, well put by Morris.

Great, funny, unusual film. Lent the DVD around at work to people who'd never heard of it or Chris Morris and they still rave about it. Not a week goes by without a comment about 'big hands'...

"That ways east. East it that way"

Original Poster

Rubisco

You're making THAT comment with THAT avatar? X)



Haha well pointed out good sir. Didn't even consider people moaning as this place isn't for thy, fin other websites if u want to moan about things and try to force your opinions on people. Toodlepip.

Blu ray is £9.99 on play and amazon too.

Awesome film, ordered it on blu ray
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