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Last edited: Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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...I rate this a "MUST SEE" movie.

Lions For Lambs (Movie)

The Inspiration...the Poisoned Pablum...The Truth (my interpretation).


I just finished watching this movie and earnestly request that each of you rent the DVD and watch for yourselves.

It carries a timely message home to the viewer of what we U.S. citizens have experienced, and are experiencing right now.

All events of the movie occur in the same time-frame, but in the various locations of California, Washington D.C., and Afghanistan.

The Inspiration

A complex discussion between an idealistic Political Science Professor (Robert Redford) at a Californa university, and a talented student (Andrew Garfield) reveals the Lambs of the movie: Two former college students (Michael Pena and Derek
Luke) who wanted to make a difference with their lives, and for their country. They had enlisted in the Army, trained as Army Rangers and are stationed in Afghanistan. They are sent  on Special Ops mission to the mountainous areas of the Taliban.

The Poisoned Pablum

A righteous dish served by the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, and spicely seasoned by an ambitious member of the Legislative Branch, a Senator (Tom Cruise).

He invites a renowned TV reporter (Meryl Streep) to an early morning meeting to "pitch" a new Middle East war strategy; but the experienced reporter recognizes the "new" as an old scheme used in the Nam war. She also recognizes that this meeting-interview can possibly increase her popularity as a

The Truth

As all factors are taking place at the same time,  truths are revealed. Results of each of the events are life changing to the main characters of the film, and to the viewer as well. As tensions mount, each life, and the world, will be effected. You will learn as you watch this movie; can't give away more of the plot, but urge you to rent and watch.



Tagline:    If you don't STAND for something, you might FALL for anything!
Director:   Robert Redford
Writer (WGA):  Matthew Michael Carnahan   (written  by)
Release Date:  November 2007
Genre:       Drama | Thriller | War

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/2/2009
Thank you for this informative review, Jackie. I shall look for it. To be honest, I had not heard of it so this is good. Love and blessings,

Reviewed by Jon Willey 5/30/2008
Robert Redford, anti-American socialist. Tom Cruise, agnostic? Somehow I find it difficult to imagine any truth could emerge from a joint venture with these players involved. My opinion. I agree with some of David McAdam's sentiments. JMW
Reviewed by Approximately Naive 5/30/2008
I tried to watch it but gave up part way through. I found the characters predictably categorised e.g wise Democrats/insensitive Republicans, and the plot equally predictable - another tiresomely anti-war (Bush/Republican)Holywood indulgence.
When will Holywood stop behaving like a 'useful idiot'to our enemies and stop producing such wearisome drivel?

Reviewed by Randall Barfield 5/29/2008
I think it hasn't even arrived down here yet! But I'll keep watch for it. You make me interested in it. Thanks for the good write.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/29/2008
I've seen it, and I agree with you, Micke. Unfortunately, it bombed at the Box Office. Not many want to face our many grim realities these days.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/29/2008
Never saw lambs eating lions, but I am sure that the film is worth to see, just for the lion's chops.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 5/28/2008
I will definitely rent the movie. Great write. Liz
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 5/28/2008
Thanks Micke, I just had a vivid experience of that with a neighbour, I shall watch the movie as a follow up. Bless You!
Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Bonnie May 5/28/2008
Haven't seen it but now you have inspired me to see it. thank you my friend. Love, Bonnie
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