I'm a big fan of Chris Morris and much of his work, athough have to admit not so much of his recent stuff. Although this is laced with satire and social comedy this isn't in the same vein asThe Day Today or Brass Eye.
The main charatcher Omar, is excellently played by Riz Ahmed, he acts as both the beliveable portral of a modern young muslim with radical views and the straight man to many of the films more obvious comedy moments. I like the fact that the film rotates around him and his family, who dispite his views, are not a strict muslim family. He uses the likes of Disney to explain he's views to his son and a childs Puffin related chat website to discuss the groups plans. Almost oblivious to the fact that without western culture, these things and his lifestyle would not be available to him.
In addition you have the nicely unsubtle digs at the British police force with them monitoring the least capable member of the team and his exploding crows. And their ability to arrest and shoot completely the wrong people! Overal the film is very sharp, despite how ludicrous some of the set ups are, it is slowly paced, but I think this works well with its subject matter. Overal very good, but not quite excellent, thus only 4 stars
Maybe a few extra Jogsquats would have got it to 5 star