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Movie Review: Lions for Lambs (2007)

Posted by JungleBoot on April 30, 2008

Lions for Lambs (2007 *****) brings together an ensemble of stars (Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Michael Pena, Derek Luke, Andrew Garfield, Peter Berg) to talk about an unpopular topic — the War on Terror.  I give this movie 5 stars out of 5 for attempting to be relevant and thought provoking.  The rhetoric delivered isn’t just one sided.  The writers and director worked really hard to illuminate the views of all parties concerned.  It also doesn’t attempt to cover too broad an area.  The conversations, as it is a conversation piece, are between a republican senator and a liberal journalist, a promising student and a liberal professor whose only agenda is to incite the student to action regardless of side chosen, and the unspoken dialog between a commander and his stranded men.  This movie may not be popular today, but someday it will.  It captures, in my opinion, the most prominent topics and problems we face today.  Even if you disagree, it’s worth watching.

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