...full of funny and fearless humor that, like its protagonists, takes no prisoners. It's also the best movie of the year thus far.
—Luke Y. Thompson E!
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.
—Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly
...impossible to categorize. It's an exceedingly dark comedy, a wicked satire, a thriller where the thrills center on the incompetence of the villains. It's fueled by both merriment and anger.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
Four Lions registers as a solid, memorable comedy overall but its critiques never really lacerate.
—Chris Cabin filmcritic.com