• Lions for Lambs (2007)

Lions for Lambs

Release Date: November 9th, 2007

DVD Release Date: April 8th, 2008

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Inspired by their idealistic professor, Dr. Mallery (Robert Redford), to do something meaningful with their lives, Arian (Derek Luke) and Ernest (Michael Peña) join the military and ship out to Afghanistan. Their experiences tie together two separate but related stories. In California, Mallery tries to break through to a disaffected student, while in Washington, D.C., a presidential hopeful (Tom Cruise) prepares to give a journalist (Meryl Streep) the scoop of a lifetime.

Cast: Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Derek Luke, Michael Peña, Andrew Garfield, Peter Berg, Kevin Dunn

Director: Robert Redford

Genres: Drama

Production Co: United Artists, Wildwood

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists

Keywords: Quest , Gripping , Rivalry , Sacrifice , Fascinating , Emotional , 2000s , Soldier ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    You could make a case for this as a feature-film version of the FCC's fairness doctrine, but it feels more like a blandness doctrine, a pulling and hauling of the tone-deaf script, which is credited to Matthew Michael Carnahan, to the point of perfect vacuousness. show more

  • 50
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    Politicians, the media, educators, military commanders and a docile public all come under fire in a well-made movie that offers no answers but raises many important questions. show more

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Dull plod. show more

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