Lions For Lambs

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  92 min.
Release Date: November 9, 2007
DVD: April 8, 2008

Current rating: Rating: 1.69
based on 681 votes and 50 reviews
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Cast: Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Derek Luke, Michael Peña, Andrew Garfield


Two determined students at a West Coast University, Arian (Derek Luke) and Ernest (Michael Peña), follow the inspiration of their idealistic professor, Dr. Malley (Robert Redford), and attempt to do something important with their lives.

But when the two make the bold decision to join the battle in Afghanistan, Malley is both moved and distraught. Now, as Arian and Ernest fight for survival in the field, they become the string that binds together two disparate stories on opposite sides of America. In California, an anguished Dr. Malley attempts to reach a privileged but disaffected student (Andrew Garfield) who is the very opposite of Arian and Ernest.

Meanwhile, in Washington D.C. the charismatic Presidential hopeful, Senator Jasper Irving (Tom Cruise), is about to give a bombshell story to a probing TV journalist (Meryl Streep) that may affect Arian and Ernest’s fates. As arguments, memories and bullets fly, the three stories are woven ever more tightly together, revealing how each of these Americans has a profound impact on each other and the world.

Director: Robert Redford
Studio: United Artists Films
Producer(s): Robert Redford, Tom Cruise, Andrew Hauptman, Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tracy Falco
Screenplay: Matthew Michael Carnahan
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  • 1 star "well that kind of sums it up. if you're a left wing lapdog/communist, then you love the film. if you're not ie// you have a brain, then you don't like it. i just wish the brainwashing attempts would stop, why can't these 'artists' leave their politics out of their films?"
  • 1 star "garbage"