Metacritic Movie Ratings
Four Lions Reviews

4.0

68

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    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.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    A hilarious farce and a brilliant takedown of the imbecility of fanaticism.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    Four Lions is impossible to categorize. It's an exceedingly dark comedy, a wicked satire, a thriller where the thrills center on the incompetence of the villains.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    The only reason to see it is Riz Ahmed's performance as Omar, the supposed brains of the operation. Mr. Ahmed reminded me a bit of Robert Carlyle. He's dynamic, quick-tongued and intense. And much too classy for this tatty room.

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