Best British film of 2010
- Four Lions review by PV
If you watch one film this year, watch this one.
Unlike the vast majority of trashy and crude, unfunny 'comedies' that spew out of the Hollywood teen-machine, (or the dull unfunny stuff that the subsidised British film industry usually produces), this film is FUNNY! it's really REALLY funny in its intelligent satire.
But probably, it'll only appeal to intelligent audience of course, so it's not a big hit really. Also, dumb Americans will be baffled by it (well, there are no explosions or crude visual gags involving bodily fluids...)
But, it is not simply cariacature - it has a dark, serious and timely theme. It also has guts: it has the courage to address the problem of Islamic extremism in the UK, a subject the BBC for example is too scaredy cat cowardly, weak, politically correct and desperate never to offend anyone religious/ethnic to ever address.
A WONDERFUL film!!!
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hilarious - if not offended easily!
- Four Lions review by PS
I found this film to be one of the funniest films I had seen in a long time. Having a typical british sense of humour helps, as from the start, these 4 misfits gag their way through the film.
If you are easily offended, particularly if you are of Muslim background, you may not agree with this. I am an Asian and am pretty thick-skinned about political correctness. Take it with the intention it was made; a self-deprecating look at extremism and its connetations.
There is a pretty pathetic attempt at pulling the heartstrings at the end, however it is token. One for the boys methinks
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