Lions for Lambs

Lions for Lambs

DVD - 2008
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An idealistic professor, a charismatic U.S. Senator, and a probing TV journalist have opposing viewpoints about the actions of our nation. The human consequences of war become clear for two students trapped behind enemy lines, fighting for freedom.
"...some strong points..."--USA Today
"...solid performances from three of the biggest and most respected movie stars of our time..."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"...a well-made movie..."--Hollywood Reporter
Publisher: [United States] : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, 2008.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Sep 06, 2017

Three stories are told in this movie. One is the consequences of war, another is the consequence of not fully applying oneself to a commitment to college and the other story is between an ambitious senator and a journalist with morals. I found it very interesting but did wish that the movie would stay a little longer on some of the story and a little less on other parts. Great acting. Tom Cruise is perfect as the senator. Meryl Streep is a great journalist, Robert Redford as always, is wonderful and Andrew Garfield is perfect as the arrogant and slightly smart-alecky student.

Sep 26, 2015

A movie worth a watch. Nothing great, but it does provide a somewhat different look at one of the ways we might view our lives.

Dec 09, 2014

Strong film. Recommended.

Sep 20, 2014

The professor pontificates, the reporter is a wimp, the soldiers get killed because of bad intel. Cruise is actually perfect in his role, because he is just mouthing words other people have prepared. His part is the most interesting because it points out how well politicians work with rhetoric, rather than facts or meaning, to present an image and deflect analysis.

Jun 22, 2012

The movie portrays the intersection of war with media, politics,and education. It depicts engagement, involvement, and personal responsibility(or lack of) in world events. The lack of "essence of character has allowed the nation to become apathetic".

Jul 17, 2008

Watchable but I'm not sure what this movie tried to be. The dialogue sounded forced especially by Robert Redford. Cruise seemed miscast in the picture as well. It's basically a commentary on U.S. foreign policy and what America "should" stand up for. Roger Ebert gave this one 2.5 stars.


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Jul 18, 2008

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