By Vanessa Juarez
Updated April 16, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT
Francois Duhamel

Lions for Lambs

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  • Movie

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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Lions for Lambs

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  • Movie
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  • R
runtime
  • 90 minutes
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