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Connor Macgregor Reviews...Four Lions

Now here is a film I had no plans in seeing. But one day, It happened to be on TV and nothing else to do, I sat down and watched it.

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.

This film is a black comedy and tells a very comedic story about suicide bombers. How this got an audience I don't know but it did and here is what is funny about it. It puts the character in a vast of comedic situations which are both shocking yet amusing to watch and it adds the comedy part to the story. However the comedy is there to keep the drama side of it from being too gloomy and dull, in which at times It tends to fall in that exact place. I think the climax demonstrates the comedy & drama aspects of the film fighting for the last say. One minute its funny and the next dramatic.

Overall, Not much to say but its a good film to watch but a hard one to lure in an audience with multiple genres.

Rating - 81% - A-