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Four Lions

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SAD CLOWN Terrorism gets tweaked in Four Lions

Four Lions

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In Season

We gave it a B+

It’s safe to say that terrorists are deeply evil. It’s not so safe to say, at least out loud in these nervous times, that they’re also often deeply stupid. (Underpants bomber, anyone?) In Four Lions, iconoclastic British filmmaker Chris Morris pushes the ”stupid” angle to outrageous heights in his burnt-black satire about clueless British jihadists with no clear ideology and even worse guerrilla skills. These guys are not charming; they’re horrifying in their ignorance, and they cause real damage. But there’s a weird relief to be found in the opportunity to laugh ourselves sick at their expense, if only for an instant. B+

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