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Lord of War Reviews

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October 5, 2017
... it's serious, it's sardonic, and it has both a sense of humor and a sense of outrage.
September 19, 2010
A carefully choreographed devil's dance in which Nicolas Cage finds fleet-footed rejuvenation as a man aware evil can't exist without good, but that evil often wins. This uniquely unsympathetic, world-weary film earns the right to fling that truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 19, 2008
A fine, grown-up movie, half thriller, half black comedy.
March 11, 2008
The movie ultimately crushes itself in a vise of self-loathing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 16, 2007
Niccol is no stranger to hot-button issues, but he outdoes his previous efforts by injecting this satire of war profiteering in the Halliburton age with a wicked arsenic wit.
July 14, 2007
I'm beginning to get discouraged about Andrew Niccol.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 10, 2007
Satire is rarely so hard-hitting, or high calibre.
May 26, 2007
This film fails so miserably don't be surprised to find yourself often rooting against the supposed good guy.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
February 8, 2007
That the CIA engages in these activities with all sorts of Orlovs no doubt slithering around in the mix somewhere, is a far more intriguing huge chunk of vital information that sadly never made it to the screen.
October 7, 2006
Even though Niccol sometimes puts unnecessary homilies in the mouths of his characters, he mostly pulls off the tricky feat of being direct and breezy at the same time. "Lord of War" skims along like a dance routine.
September 27, 2006
Lord of War has a surreal edge, despite being enmeshed in world events, with absurdity and dark humor laced throughout.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2006
Una película frívola y superficial sobre un tema serio e importante como el tráfico de armas. Entretiene, pero como denuncia cínica se queda corta.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 12, 2006
The movie's too flippant for good drama and not funny enough for satire, but the morbidly fascinating subject and Cage's reptilian performance hold our interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2006
Impressive performances, fascinating info-bytes and pertinent editorial, but in the end, it feels too much like an illustrated lecture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2006
The film's approach to violence is unflinching: this is what poor people are doing to each other with the guns the West sells them, it screams -- but there's no suggestion it might be stopped, or slowed.
February 12, 2006
The film is totally engaging, even though not always on an emotional level; there are so many issues striding through the screenplay it's hard to relate too closely to Yuri, although there are moments.
February 8, 2006
Unlike most Hollywood movies being made today, Lord of War actually has something to say even though it goes about saying it clumsily . . .
January 28, 2006
Niccol seems to have bitten off more than he can chew here, substituting feverishness for character development...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 27, 2006
The high point is Niccol's script, which turns weighty subject matter into dark comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 23, 2005
This film entertained me throughout, but it also provided me with a truly insightful look at the amoral world of trading man-killers.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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