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Certificate 15
Cast
Nicholas Cage
Monica Bellucci
Ethan Hawke
Jared Leto
Bridget Moynahan
Donald Sutherland
Directors
Andrew Niccol
Screenwriters
Andrew Niccol
Running Time
121 minutes

Lord Of War
Nicolas Cage forges a career in the arms industry


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Plot
Yuri Orlov (Cage) tells of his career in the international arms trade, from small beginnings in America to bigger, more dangerous deals in Africa. Pursued by an Interpol agent (Hawke), Yuri prospers in his bloody business at great cost to his relationships with his brother (Leto) and wife (Moynihan).


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It would like to be Traffic with guns, but comes out more like Blow with bullets. Impressive performances, fascinating info-bytes and pertinent editorial, but in the end, it feels too much like an illustrated lecture.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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