• 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: United Artists, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    This is responsive, engaged filmmaking, the kind of movie they say Americans don't make. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    There 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, and at the end, while rousing music plays, I would have preferred the Peggy Lee version of "Is That All There Is?" show more

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