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Lions for Lambs Reviews

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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
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
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.
Beth Accomando
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.
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders
November 17, 2007
Gushing about Streep is almost embarrassing, but...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
November 17, 2007
Screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan as a way with dialogue; the verbal confrontations between Malley and Todd and Janine and Irving are choice, and all actors are in top form.
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
November 14, 2007
Arian and Ernie are the young men of color who are acting out the plot the white folks are talking about.
Prairie Miller
November 12, 2007
Tom Cruise does a creepy politician with an evil eye on the White House. Look out, Giuliani!
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 12, 2007
It's definitely flawed but I am recommending it.
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
November 10, 2007
Score one for Robert Redford.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 9, 2007
Has worth because its subject matter has worth.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
November 9, 2007
The producers of Lions for Lambs are missing a tremendous marketing opportunity here. They should spell each L word with a Z instead of an L, and use the number 4 in between them. Lionz4lambz would be gangsta to the youth market.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
November 9, 2007
This is an unapologetically liberal film. Does it preach to the choir? Absolutely. My own left-leaning views being what they are, I liked it on those terms, even as I acknowledge that some complexity would have been nice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pete Hammond
November 9, 2007
Agree or disagree, love it or hate it, you won't be able to turn away. It's Robert Redford's urgent, impassioned wake up call for America.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
November 9, 2007
Not surprisingly, the Redford segment is the best. His character, who hopes to save America one slacker at a time, rings true; and his real-life conviction and his fears for democracy come through.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
November 9, 2007
It's a fictional tale that has the immediacy of something hot off the presses -- something raw and clunky, but plugged into the moment - with characters talking about the same things people are talking about outside the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
November 9, 2007
Lions for Lambs is insightful and provocative.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Armond White
New York Press
November 9, 2007
In the best directing of his auteur career, Redford turns Carnahan's original script into a modern-day version of what Sergei Eisenstein called 'Intellectual Montage.'
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Top Critic
Bob Mondello
October 18, 2008

Sydney Morning Herald
November 17, 2007
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
November 17, 2007
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 17, 2007

Screen International
November 3, 2007
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