Lord of War (2005)



Critic Consensus: While Lord of War is an intelligent examination of the gun trade, it is too scattershot in its plotting to connect.

Movie Info

One man demonstrates how to get rich selling warring nations the tools of their deadly trade in this dark comedy drama. Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) is an opportunistic businessman who stumbled into a gold mine after the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Huge caches of Soviet weapons became available at bargain prices (and even for free if one wasn't above stealing), and as literally billions of dollars' worth of Soviet military technology disappeared, it began finding its … More

Rating: R (for strong violence, drug use, language and sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Niccol
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 17, 2006
Box Office: $24.0M
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as Jack Valentine

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as Irina Orlov

as Anatoly Orlov

as Simeon Weisz

as Ukrainian Mobster

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as Arms Fair Salesman

as Natasha

as Lebanese Customer

as Col. Oliver Southern

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as Ukraine Major

as Vladimir

as Andre Baptiste Jr.

as Andre's Driver

as Cheerleader Mariama

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Critic Reviews for Lord of War

All Critics (146) | Top Critics (39)

Niccol is no stranger to hot-button issues, but he outdoes his previous efforts by injecting this satire of war profiteering in the Halliburton age with a wicked arsenic wit.

Full Review… | August 16, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

ELord Of War drops the hammer slowly, laying out the fascinating parameters of Cage's world before opening up its argument in an astonishing denouement.

Full Review… | October 7, 2006
Top Critic

A carefully choreographed devil's dance in which Nicolas Cage finds fleet-footed rejuvenation as a man aware evil can't exist without good, but that evil often wins. This uniquely unsympathetic, world-weary film earns the right to fling that truth.

Full Review… | September 19, 2010

A fine, grown-up movie, half thriller, half black comedy.

Full Review… | September 19, 2008

The movie ultimately crushes itself in a vise of self-loathing.

Full Review… | March 11, 2008

I'm beginning to get discouraged about Andrew Niccol.

Full Review… | July 14, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Lord of War


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Super Reviewer

Nicolas Cage is the worst actor ever.

Christian C

Super Reviewer


An criative and intelligent, Lord of War is an interesting view to the world of weapons dealers, dispite some scenes look poorly wrote and that the writer/director Andrew Niccol could present much more better his talent. Anyway, Lord of War become one of the few films that I really liked with Nicolas Cage. Fresh.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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