Lions for Lambs
Lions for Lambs (2007)

Two determined students at a West Coast University, Arian and Ernest, follow the inspiration of their idealistic professor, Dr. Malley, and attempt to do something important with their lives. But when the two make the bold decision to join… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 9, 2007
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite its powerhouse cast, Lions for Lambs feels like a disjointed series of lectures, rather than a sharp narrative, and ends up falling flat.

Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

Less a war drama than a set of dueling position papers.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's definitely flawed but I am recommending it.

Fernando F. Croce

Pitched with utter sincerity and rigorously filmed sans complexity, energy, life

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Jonathan F. Richards

It means to use the Cruise-Redford-Streep star power to get us talking about things we ought to be talking about.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

There is much talk of paralysis in Robert Redford's what's-wrong-with-America movie Lions for Lambs, and there is a whole lot of the same in the movie itself.

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Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

Lions for Lambs is movie mutton.

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James Berardinelli

The film is built not upon characters and plot but upon ideas. That would be fine if the ideas were revolutionary or interesting, but they're fairly commonplace.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Though these dialogues are worthy, the medium doesn't seem right for the message.

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Michael Dequina

The film's points are made obvious the first minute and then monotonously drilled ad nauseum the remaining 87.

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I really didn't care all that much for the story, but it did have some great acting performances. Tom Cruise obviously stole the show with his corrupt… More
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I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Separate stories connected by a common theme telling a story from different perspectives made the movie relevant to political… More
paul sandberg
The interwoven stories effect has been used many a time before, but here I felt it a cohesive commentary, each segment casting a significant light on the… More
Emile Tremblay
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Dan Schultz
A well-acted, but ultimately flawed and one sided liberal approach towards the War in Iraq. Robert Redford's story concerning him and his student is not… More

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