Lord of War Synopsis
An arm dealer tries to change his ways and finds many complications along the way.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The film's tone is set by a bravura opening sequence that follows a single bullet from a factory conveyer belt to its resting place in a...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A bleak comedy, funny in a "Catch-22" sort of way, and at the same time an angry outcry against the gun traffic.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Cage is brilliant.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Lord of War is advocacy entertainment -- an act of mainstream provocation -- and, for the most part, it works unusually well.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Niccol doesn't always get the mix right, and the tone here is inconsistent. But the movie remains compelling, largely because of Cage's...
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Intelligent but not particularly involving.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film is always at least mildly interesting, because international arms dealing is a fairly compelling issue, but it's never as...
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16

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The result is a dead pile of information in search of a movie.
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Lord of War

By tmkurish
Very good movie and is excellently performed by Nicholas Cage. I was entertained throughout and it really does a good job of showing the rise and fall and rise again of a man....

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By annc999
interesting dark hot great mysterious...

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Rated R | For strong violence, drug use, language and sexuality
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Common Sense Media says not for kids Ambitious but uneven; way too violent for kids.
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