Lord of War Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1989

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 280

Theatrical Release Date: 09/16/2005

Language: English

Genre: Action, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Andrew Niccol

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Bridget Moynahan, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke, Jared Burke, Eric Uys

Plot: See the rise and fall of Ukrainian arms dealer Yuri Orlov (Cage). Yuri wants money and success and justifies his lifestyle of selling weapons to mobsters and dictators in order to live with himself.

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/07/2019

'Lord of War' is such an overlooked and underappreciated gem. The opening scene alone with 'Buffalo Springfield - For What It´s Worth' playing in the background is everything a movie needs to do to hook me. Cage and Hawke are both terrific.

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Indyfreak - wrote on 06/08/2017

I was looking forward to seeing this and never got around to it. Unfortunately, Lord of War is a disjointed disappointment. It has its good moments and the acting is fine. But what begins as a quirky and interesting story about an ugly business slowly becomes something ugly. Nicolas Cage is great for this sort of unlikable protagonist but you root for because they're the most logical person in the room.

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FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 12/05/2012

A great watch that has real-world scenarios involved. One of Cage's not-so-ridiculous movies. It is one of my favorites. I can only wonder where this movie could have gone with a better cast.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 04/10/2012

Lord Of War stars Nicolas Cage as an arms dealer who happily supplies any and everyone in the world without thought to moral implications; he sees himself purely as a businessman supplying to meet a demand. This initially intriguing premise could've been a biting political satire and comment on the role of the west in the seemingly never-ending military conflicts that flare up around the world. Instead it's a rather half-hearted affair in which there seems to be little in the way of character development, depth of plot or even moral message; the result is a film that resembles a cross between The Last King Of Scotland and Sgt. Bilko. The only attempt to give these factors context on the world stage is a line of text at the end of the film that proclaims that the 5 permanent members of …

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/26/2012

A French-German-American action drama film that that includes personalities and events that have historical accuracy. Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage), a Ukrainian-American gunrunner, narrates that murder is natural in his neighborhood and becomes involved in the sales of Uzi’s. He, together with his younger brother, Vitaly (Jared Leto), forms their own arms business. Jack Valentine (Ethan Hawke), an Interpol agent, investigates a shipment of Yuri. Vitaly started using drugs and he is let go by his brother. He becomes the biggest weapons dealer.

Jack – “You get rich by giving the poorest people on the planet the means to continue killing each other” Yuri – “We’re doing nothing with our lives.” They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say …

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