The Muslims Are Coming!

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  • Summary: Acclaimed comedians Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah lead a group of Muslim-American standup comedians as they visit big cities, rural villages, and everything in between to counter Islamophobia using the only weapon they have: jokes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Sep 15, 2013
    75
    The movie's fun, a lot of it having nothing to do with its specific subject.
  2. Reviewed by: Annlee Ellingson
    Sep 12, 2013
    70
    The hint at disagreement among the performers about who can and cannot call themselves Muslim is particularly provocative — a debate that would have been better off played out on-screen rather than summarized after the fact.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick A. Zaino III
    Sep 26, 2013
    63
    The Muslims Are Coming! is at its best when the comedians talk to real people outside the controlled environment of a stage.
  4. Reviewed by: Bill Stamets
    Sep 11, 2013
    50
    Muslim comics are correct about not needing to defend their faith in post-9/11 America. Their patriotism is not the point. I just wish they told better jokes.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Sep 20, 2013
    42
    I kept expecting Sacha Baron Cohen to traipse onto the scene. Alas, he doesn’t.
  6. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    Sep 17, 2013
    40
    One part stand-up comedy concert film (think Kings of Comedy) to two parts social outreach activism, documentary The Muslims Are Coming! works somewhat better as the latter than the former.
  7. Reviewed by: Miriam Bale
    Sep 19, 2013
    30
    This well-intentioned “docu-comedy” (as the filmmakers label it in publicity notes) is not very funny.

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