Lion of the Desert (Omar Mukhtar) Reviews

October 4, 2019
Visually it is awesome, due in no small part to Jack Hildyard's cinematography, but a desert spectacular is by nature limited. Lion of the Desert grows tedious long before its 2 3/4-hour running time has run its course.
July 18, 2011
It's one of the best anti-colonial Hollywood film ever (almost on a par with the Battle of Algiers).
November 18, 2006
An anti-colonial work that resonates with the struggle in Iraq today.
March 18, 2006
A grand epic adventure that'll stand as a highpoint in the producing career of Moustapha Akkad
November 9, 2005
August 30, 2004
Lion of the Desert is a canny film, though it's probably a film from which one will take just what one took into it. No expense has been spared.
January 31, 2004
Lion of the Desert portrays a heroic figure who understands and exemplifies the spiritual dimensions of freedom.