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Lions for Lambs [Blu-ray] (2007)

Peter Berg , Kevin Dunn , Robert Redford  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Peter Berg, Kevin Dunn, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Robert Redford
  • Directors: Robert Redford
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: United Artists
  • DVD Release Date: May 19, 2009
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001U6YI9C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,778 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Robert Redford, Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep deliver three knockout performances (Vue Weekly) in this powerful story about how the decision makers at the top affect American soldiers on the ground half a world away. An idealistic professor (Redford),

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For those who dare to be challenged May 31, 2009
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
It's unfortunate that many don't demand much of movie-making and even less of themselves. I for one demand a great deal from both.

This movie is complex in the sense that it didn't provide a neatly summarized and easily digestible answer to what is a very complicated question, mortality (i.e., how to get the best value out of ones life).

By interweaving the different plots it conveyed a contrast that couldn't have been accomplished otherwise.

But most importantly, this movie is about choices. Whether your a journalist who realizes you are doing a disservice to your profession by going along to get along, or whether you're a student that finds comfort in being cynical as opposed to buckling down to change things for the better or perhaps if you choose to put your safety in harms way for the greater good, these are all choices that may not fit easily in one's comfort zone. Tough choices indeed, and as such should not be expected to be dealt with cavalierly.

This movie made its point abundantly clear. Which is to say, we all have a part to play in making the world a better place. We just need to determine which is the best way for us to do our respective part.
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56 of 70 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It takes time for the punch to be felt... April 9, 2008
Format:DVD
LIONS FOR LAMBS as a movie has the courage to do just what the message of the film attempts to do: encourage the American public to stop being so apathetic about our position in the global community. The dramatization of three points of view about the Middle East conflicts (it not only takes on the Iraq debacle, but adds the Afghanistan and Iran problems as well) could, in lesser hands than Robert Redford's direction of Matthew Michael Carnahan's script, be a preachy bore. But while the 'action' of the film may not grab the viewer, the afterburn of the message will haunt the thinking person.

Three scenarios interweave (at times a bit bumpy in the editing, and at times a bit distracting): adamantly pro-war Republican Senator Irving (Tom Cruise) is interviewed by veteran 'thinking' journalist Janine Roth (Meryl Streep) and each defends/attacks the current strategy of the war in Iraq (Irving is taking calls about the latest 'expansion' into Afghanistan); Professor Malley (Robert Redford) tries to resurrect a sense of involvement in a student Todd Hayes (Andrew Garfield) once bright but now sinking into the apathy of living the good life; ex-students of Professor Malley - Arian Finch (Derek Luke) and Ernesto Rodriguez (Michael Peña) - have committed to the idea of acting for change and have ended up being dropped in Afghanistan in the very 'new' war Senator Irving is addressing. By stirring these three approaches to the manner in which the public is currently addressing the war in Iraq in a concurrent conversation, the film involves the viewer in the crossfire of apathy and misinformation that come from failed education, faulty governmental intervention and the media sellout to get ratings.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Think about why and how our leaders make decisions January 27, 2009
Format:DVD
Yes this movie requires the viewer to pay attention. Yes it will make you think about your past experiences with college, the government and the media. I bought the DVD to give to my two grandsons who are in college and facing the reality of being an adult in today's world. But first I will give it to my sons, who, like me, faithfully served in the military and found our country's leaders and media lacking. This movie brilliantly shows the real world interplay of social and political forces that shape and alter our lives.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "SO SAYS THE MAN IN THE AIRCONDITIONED ROOM" November 25, 2007
Format:Theatrical Release
If you are among the restive viewers who have been ignoring War on Terror films in droves, or if the patter of perspectives usually found in stage plays is not your bag, then let me say first up that Lions for Lambs is not for you. A conventional "plot" is conspicuous by its absence, about 80% of the film is polarized chitchat, and it throws more questions into the fray than pat answers. Caveat emptor.

If, on the other hand, the idea of witty back-and-forth on issues very germane in this day and age does not make you want to run back to Seinfeld reruns, here's a taut script packed to the gunnel with some gloriously insouciant dialogue.

We follow three separate strands of it. Tom Cruise plays a presidential hopeful (but, in customary irony, he emphatically denies ever wanting to be one) who has engineered a secret new war strategy to tame the new kind of enemy that lurks overseas. The dubiously labeled "forward operating points", we learn. He announces this ever so speciously to a veteran reporter, played by Meryl Streep. Two soldiers, played superbly by Michael Peña and Derek Luke, implement those new orders and land in serious peril. That's the second thread with actual combat action. In parallel, Redford completes the trifecta as a political science professor in "a California university", down but not out by the apathy of students, trying to galvanize one of them who is drifting from studies.

All talk and no play could make Jack a dull boy. But Redford's assured direction has the clip and the pizazz to make the static seem kinetic. Streep and Cruise electrify simple banter about popularity polls and botched invasions that feel like they took place last month. There's a liberal dollop (pun intended) of wit and erudition to her talk.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Chamber play worth watching
I just watched the film and read the devastating reviews on Wikipedia afterwards. I do not agree with them. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Walter Stechel
5.0 out of 5 stars Deeply engaging!
Though the movie has mostly dialogs, but it's very engaging and makes you think about many issues! The characters are amazing (obviously(
Published 27 days ago by IM
5.0 out of 5 stars Lions/Lambs
This is an excellent movie!! I had never heard of it and just chose it due to the actors in it. War movies are not usually what I like. But this is very well done. Read more
Published 1 month ago by RoadRunner
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW
This movie should be required in all schools. A little bit of the truth was in it and it was really good. Showing about the truth and if we really hear it or not on the news.
Published 2 months ago by Suzanne Schumacher
4.0 out of 5 stars Spin versus committment
I totally agree with the sentiment and intention of this film however it becomes too much of an academic lecture. Read more
Published 3 months ago by C. B Collins Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie!
Fantastic storyline, great acting, good dialog. A fantastic value at this price! Would definitely recommend this to all of my friends and family.
Published 3 months ago by Karry W. Foster
2.0 out of 5 stars Almost good
Lions for Lambs was, to me, a poor attempt at a good idea. This film is supposed to be showing war from several angles; specifically, the consequences of war and the reactions to... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Robert E. Berganza
5.0 out of 5 stars Lions for Lambs
This is a grown up movie with intelligent dialog on a sensitive, heart-wrenching war. The acting is...well just look at who's in the movie.
Published 4 months ago by Namaste*
5.0 out of 5 stars Veterans day 2013..11/12.
Just by chance I pulled this from the library and as KARMA would have it,,watched it today..One hell of a thought provoking movie,,the longest war the U.S. has been in, 10+ years. Read more
Published 5 months ago by charles huff
5.0 out of 5 stars What a pleasant surprise!
I had no expectations of this movie because I had never heard of it. We read some reviews, all positive and decided to give it a try. What a pleasant surprise, we loved it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by George
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