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Lions for Lambs Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
Pitched with utter sincerity and rigorously filmed sans complexity, energy, life
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
Lions for Lambs is movie mutton.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 27, 2008
The film's points are made obvious the first minute and then monotonously drilled ad nauseum the remaining 87.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 25, 2008
Slowly, you suffer the creeping realization that nothing is going to happen. Nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
April 26, 2008
Lions for Lambs reminds us of what Hollywood does best, when it wants to.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 21, 2008
It doesn't take a genius to know who is going to be sacrificed in this weak morality tale.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 2, 2008
Redford is to be commended for making a film that dares to navigate the "theater of ideas," despite its flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
January 2, 2008
Less a war drama than a set of dueling position papers.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
November 24, 2007
I'm not sure why Producer-director Robert Redford and writer Matthew Carnahan thought this was cinematic, but they were wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Top Critic
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.
Roger Tennis
Cinemaclips.com
November 19, 2007
The long-winded speeches were made tolerable by the superb acting, but I got the point long before the speeches were over. I would have liked more of Luke and Pena. Still, Meryl Streep could easily grab a nomination. Meryl never whimpers - she roars.
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 18, 2007
Say this for Hollywood: At least it's trying to inject some semblance of sane debate into the Iraq War debacle ... But do its recruitment tools have to be so ineffectual?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
November 18, 2007
Una película tan bienintencionada y oportuna como demagógica y sensiblera. Plantea un atendible debate de ideas, pero carece de personajes interesantes y, en definitiva, de fuerza dramática.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
November 17, 2007
Carnahan and Redford show that politicians bank on public apathy, and the film ends up as a call to action for people to simply become more engaged.
| Original Score: 5/10
Jason Solomons
Observer [UK]
November 17, 2007
It's an unironic work that demands the audience's attention and should provoke a personal, even physical, response from each individual.
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