Lions for Lambs

If you don't STAND for something, you might FALL for anything.


Lions for Lambs
Redford's latest takes a look at the US involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq. Through three separate story lines, we gain different perspectives on the issue. One thread has a journalist interviewing a rising-star politician, who is pushing a new strategy in Afghanistan. Over on the other coast, an aging professor tries to talk sense into an underachieving student. Meanwhile in Afghanistan, two gung-ho former students come face to face with the reality of war.

90 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Violence).
Drama, Thriller, War.

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Credits

Cast
Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Michael Peña, Andrew Garfield, Peter Berg, Kevin Dunn, Derek Luke, Larry Bates
Director
Robert Redford
ScreenplayMatthew Michael Carnahan
MusicMark Isham
CinematographyPhilippe Rousselot
EditingJoe Hutshing
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced byAndell Entertainment, Brat Na Pont Productions, Cruise/Wagner Productions, United Artists, Wildwood Enterprises

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, moderate frequency
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild to moderate military violence
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
0
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Zane Henry quote iconLions for Lambs is good agitprop, but bad cinema.
5
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg quote iconTom Cruise en Meryl Streep blink uit.
10
Cape Times
Carina Chocano quote iconDull policy debate fails to deliver.
5
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconA-list cast can't save this heavy-handed plot
12
BBC
Nev Pierce quote iconIt's too pious to be entertaining, too polite to be convincing and, like a weapon of mass destruction, takes a lot longer to deploy than 45 minutes.
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconhere is a long stretch toward the beginning of the film when we're interested, under the delusion that it's going somewhere. When we begin to suspect it's going in circles, our interest flags.
13
Metacritic.com
36 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
146 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconFeels like a disjointed series of lectures, rather than a sharp narrative.
5

What the People say

Internet
2800 Netizens quote iconSo Much Less Than We Deserve
12

Average .. 43%

9




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