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30th Mar '16 3:28:12 AM ChairmanKusem
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* AssholeVictim: Ahmed is actually harmless and peaceful. [[spoiler: but is taken into custody and blamed for the actions of actual terrorists.]]. But this doesn't change that he's a holier-than-thou bigot whose form of Islam is really not much different than Barry's.
11th Nov '15 4:39:33 PM Quag15
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* MemeticMutation: "Rubber dinghy rapids, bro!"
10th Nov '15 7:45:12 AM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: Epically averted. Although... see IdiotPlot below.
19th May '15 10:37:06 PM KingClark
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* AffablyEvil: All of the main characters except the AxeCrazy Barry.

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* AffablyEvil: All of the main characters except the AxeCrazy Barry.SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The film manages to make Toploader's "Dancing In The Moonlight" a musical highlight.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The film manages to make Toploader's "Dancing In The Moonlight" a musical highlight.



* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Barry blowing up Hassan when he bottles out and tries to surrender to a police officer who happens upon them. A fairly despicable act in itself, but Omar is especially outraged that Barry took away Hassan's choice to give his own life, and thus the posthumous rewards of his sacrifice.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Barry [[spoiler:Barry blowing up Hassan when he bottles out and tries to surrender to a police officer who happens upon them. A fairly despicable act in itself, but Omar is especially outraged that Barry took away Hassan's choice to give his own life, and thus the posthumous rewards of his sacrifice.]]



* PainfulRhyme: Hassan's lyrics. A sample: "''For my creed/ I di-heed''."

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* PainfulRhyme: Hassan's lyrics. A sample: "''For my creed/ I creed/I di-heed''."
19th May '15 10:30:20 PM KingClark
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* AcceptableReligiousTargets: Thoroughly deconstructed; writer/Director Chris Morris was intent on removing the terror of Jihadists by making them look as ridiculous as possible. So far no fatwas have been issued.

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* AcceptableReligiousTargets: Thoroughly deconstructed; writer/Director writer/director Chris Morris was intent on removing the terror of Jihadists by making them look as ridiculous as possible. So far no fatwas have been issued.



* HilariousInHindsight: The film was released in August of 2010, possibly around the same time that the Geronimo operation, which led to the death of OsamaBinLaden, was being planned.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The film was released in August of 2010, possibly around the same time that the Geronimo operation, which led to the death of OsamaBinLaden, UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden, was being planned.



* OneSceneWonder: BenedictCumberbatch as a particularly inept police negotiator.

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* OneSceneWonder: BenedictCumberbatch Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as a particularly inept police negotiator.



* TearJerker: Omar pretends to be a doctor so he can deliver a coded message to his wife, a hospital receptionist: [[spoiler: "I've finished my shift, I'm taking my team to the top floor"]]
** Also [[spoiler: when he hears Waj kill himself over the phone after trying to talk him out of it... and then walks into Boots.]]
*** [[spoiler:...and it wasn't even a branch of Boot's, just some cheap little independent pharmacy, making Omar's gesture seem even more tragic and futile]]

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* TearJerker: Omar pretends to be a doctor so he can deliver a coded message to his wife, a hospital receptionist: [[spoiler: "I've [[spoiler:"I've finished my shift, I'm taking my team to the top floor"]]
** Also [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when he hears Waj kill himself over the phone after trying to talk him out of it... and then walks into Boots.]]
*** [[spoiler:...and it wasn't even a branch of Boot's, just some cheap little independent pharmacy, making Omar's gesture seem even more tragic and futile]]futile]].


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30th May '14 11:08:38 PM Crackshot
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* OneSceneWonder: BenedictCumberbatch as a particularly inept police negotiator.
3rd Nov '13 4:58:45 PM skbc1p4res
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* HilariousInHindsight The film was released in August of 2010, possibly around the same time that the Geronimo operation, which led to the death of OsamaBinLaden, was being planned.

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* HilariousInHindsight HilariousInHindsight: The film was released in August of 2010, possibly around the same time that the Geronimo operation, which led to the death of OsamaBinLaden, was being planned.
15th Apr '13 3:40:17 PM Crackshot
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: A terrorist attack on a marathon in a major city? [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Boston_Marathon_bombings Cue April 15, 2013]].
16th Jan '13 10:12:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Omar as he enters the pharmacy]]
21st Feb '12 12:30:03 AM erforce
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* HilariousInHindsight The film was released in August of 2010, possibly around the same time that the Geronimo operation, which led to the death of OsamaBinLaden, was being planned.
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