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Lions for Lambs

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Tom Cruise, Lions for Lambs
Francois Duhamel

Lions for Lambs

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
90 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/09/07
performer:
Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Michael Pena, Robert Redford
director:
Robert Redford
distributor:
MGM
author:
72554
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B-

In Lions for Lambs, when an irritated professor (Robert Redford) asks a student ”Why don’t you care anymore?” he uses politics to draw the undergrad out of a complacent stupor. Despite solid turns by Meryl Streep as a journalist who’s sold her soul to a conglom, and Tom Cruise as a slick senator, director Redford’s prosaic message — stop going through the motions! — prevents Lambs from being truly transformative. EXTRAS Commentary from the trio reveals their hearts were in the right place: ”It’s about making the right choices,” says Streep, ”but it also is about how easy it is not to make a choice at all.” B-

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