Lions for Lambs Reviews

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June 5, 2019
A powerfully realized, sharply written think-piece.
August 23, 2018
A film about engagement that fails utterly to engage? This may, in itself, be some kind of achievement, but who gives a stuff. I may now be even less engaged than I've ever been.
February 18, 2012
November 18, 2011
August 27, 2009
Pitched with utter sincerity and rigorously filmed sans complexity, energy, life
February 2, 2009
Lions for Lambs is movie mutton.
December 27, 2008
The film's points are made obvious the first minute and then monotonously drilled ad nauseum the remaining 87.
August 25, 2008
Slowly, you suffer the creeping realization that nothing is going to happen. Nothing.
July 31, 2008
for the rest of us who think that a piece of cinema should be more than that, Lions for Lambs leaves us feeling empty rather than sparked by the zeitgeist the film attempts to capture.
May 1, 2008
The absence of activists in the streets protesting the war in Iraq continues to confound; the empty seats at theaters showing Lions for Lambs will be somewhat easier to explain.
April 26, 2008
Lions for Lambs reminds us of what Hollywood does best, when it wants to.
March 4, 2008
It attempts to conquer social, political and military all in the same film, but it doesn't knock any of them out of the park.
February 28, 2008
For all of its good intentions and clear-eyed idealism, Lions for Lambs is not a movie, it is a political science lecture.
January 21, 2008
It doesn't take a genius to know who is going to be sacrificed in this weak morality tale.
January 18, 2008
January 2, 2008
Redford is to be commended for making a film that dares to navigate the "theater of ideas," despite its flaws.
January 2, 2008
Less a war drama than a set of dueling position papers.
December 1, 2007
The interwoven narrative strategy that gradually reveals hidden connections is so old hat at this point that it feels more hackneyed than revelatory, even in such highly concentrated form.
November 24, 2007
I'm not sure why Producer-director Robert Redford and writer Matthew Carnahan thought this was cinematic, but they were wrong.
November 19, 2007
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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