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Lions for Lambs Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
November 8, 2007
Rather than reasoned thought and debate, the only thing this movie inspires is exasperation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 9, 2007
This sometimes heavy-handed sermon about political apathy among the young, the stakes of media collusion with government, and the fog of war is almost certain to scare off the people it is intended to reach.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 9, 2007
The movie is a talkathon with a certain amount of military action. It could be presented about as well as a radio play.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
November 17, 2007
The film is built not upon characters and plot but upon ideas. That would be fine if the ideas were revolutionary or interesting, but they're fairly commonplace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
November 9, 2007
Lions for Lambs is a civics lesson, necessary to be sure, but leaving us drained of resolve, wading in the morass it hoped to pull us out of.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
January 2, 2008
Less a war drama than a set of dueling position papers.
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
November 8, 2007
It is more op-ed than movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 8, 2007
Redford confounds expectations, not politically but dramatically.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 8, 2007
A shallow tar pit cluttered with skeletal ideas.
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
November 9, 2007
The movie's inadequacies exemplify the chief problem it diagnoses -- our society's reluctance to allot sufficient time for crucial issues to be defined and argued in depth.
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
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 9, 2007
Meryl Streep gets yelled at by Tom Cruise in Lions for Lambs. A no-name actor gets yelled at by Robert Redford. And us? We get yelled at by everyone.
| Original Score: 1/4
Karina Longworth
SpoutBlog
November 12, 2007
Through sheer force of star power, Cruise manages to temporarily hijack this lumpy lecture, and turn it into a battle cry against the corporate media that both built and destroyed him.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
November 3, 2007
Lions for Lambs is, to put it mildly, beyond stagey.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
November 10, 2007
Pontificating aplenty in Robert Redford's preachy anti-war polemic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
November 7, 2007
Everyone sits and pontificates. It's one long speech. Too many words.
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