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Lord of War

R| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
The 20-year arms dealing career of Queens, N.Y., outcast Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) serves as a window onto the end of the Cold War and the emergence of worldwide terrorism. He finds himself reassuring his more ethically challenged younger brother, Vitaly (Jared Leto), while adeptly sidestepping the pursuit of federal agent Jack Lawrence (Ethan Hawke). The globetrotting arms dealer also pursues the woman of his dreams, supermodel Ava Fontaine (Bridget Moynahan).

Cast: Nicolas Cage , Jared Leto , Bridget Moynahan , Ian Holm , Ethan Hawke , Eamonn Walker , Sammi Rotibi , Jared Burke

Director: Andrew Niccol

Genres: Drama, Action

Distributor: Lions Gate Entertainment

Lord of War (2005)

Release Date: September 16th, 2005|2 hr. 2 min.

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  • Niccol is too good a screenwriter (The Truman Show, Gattaca) not to know that Hollywood cliches are hell on a film's political bite. They muzzle it. show more

  • The film is always at least mildly interesting, because international arms dealing is a fairly compelling issue, but it's never as informative as a good documentary nor as engrossing as a good narrative. It's a hybrid that's frustrating in two distinct ways. show more

  • A black comedy, a character study, and a thriller, Lord of War lacks the gritty, hell-bent hilarity of David O. Russell's contemporary war pic, "Three Kings." show more

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