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A Review by Joekool


Lord of War
Director- Andrew Niccol
Cast- Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke, Ian Holm, Bridget Moynahan
Rated R: for strong violence, drug use, language and sexuality
Rinning time- 122 min
I didnt get aq chance to see this film in theaters, basically because I didnt have any desire to see it. But I decided to rent it and give it a view since its not on DVD. And I must say that I was quite surprised.
Lord of War delivers in many places exceptionally well. It excells in acting, portrayal, dialouge, and emotion. Nicolas Cage gives a very profound performance, as does Jared Leto, who plays Cage's brother. The story is based on "actual events," notice how I put actual events in quotations, its not based on a true story, just on an event or two.
The story is of the career of an Independent Arms dealer, played by Cage. He goes through many difficulties and challenges, and every once and awhil achieves one of his life's wishes. Such as marrying this beautiful model he's lusted after for years. But all begins to go into the drain once a devoted detective, played by Ethan Hawke, begins to follow his trail. His life, once so good and wonderous, is now a dreadful secret, that could destroy his family and all he loves.
The script is very well written, and with the fine direction of Andrew Niccol the script is turned into wonderful dialouge on film. And with the great cast iot creates a great experience.
I didnt expect to like this film as much as I did, I guess it was the emotion and journey of Nicolas Cage's character that really stoodout to me. Overall the movie is definately worth a rental.
Good Points
-Good Acting
-Excellent script & dialouge
Bad Points
-Some unneeded subplots
Rating- 8.5/10

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