"Lord Of War" Full Movie Review
"Lord Of War" Full Movie Review

The 20-year arms dealing career of Queens, N.Y., outcast Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) serves as a window onto the end of the Cold War and the emergence of worldwide terrorism. He finds himself reassuring his more ethically challenged younger brother, Vitaly (Jared Leto), while adeptly sidestepping the...

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Initial release: 16 September 2005 (USA)
Director: Andrew Niccol
Box office: 7.26 crores USD
Budget: 4.2 crores USD
Producers: Nicolas Cage, Andrew Niccol, Chris Roberts
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"Lord Of War" Summary


Lord of War is a bleak comedy, funny in a Catch-22 sort of way, and at the same time an angry outcry against the gun traffic that turns 12-year-olds into killers and cheapens human life to the point where might makes not only right, but everything else. Yuri is played by Nicolas Cage in another of those performances you cannot easily imagine anyone else doing; he plays an immigrant from Ukraine who has the cocky self-assurance, the snaky surface charm, the breezy intellectual justification for the most indefensible acts. He will sell to anyone, anytime, he tells us during his narration, which confides the secrets of his trade: He never sold to Osama bin Laden, because "he was always bouncing checks."
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Lord Of War Critic Review

Nicolas Cage is a soulless international arms dealer in a film that doesn't content itself with studying the character of evil. It finishes with a political knockout punch.... Read Full »