• Lord of War (2005)

Lord of War

Release Date: September 16th, 2005

DVD Release Date: January 17th, 2006

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: Action , Drama

Production Co: Saturn Films, Entertainment Manufacturing Co.

Distributors: Lions Gate Entertainment

Keywords: 1990s , Love , Brother , 2000s , Temptation , Rise , 1980s , Brash

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Cage is brilliant. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A bleak comedy, funny in a "Catch-22" sort of way, and at the same time an angry outcry against the gun traffic. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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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