Lord Of War

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

Based on actual events, this black comedy/drama stars Nicholas Cage as international arms smuggler Uri Orlov. The story follows Uri from his humble beginnings as a Soviet immigrant in 1970s Brooklyn and peaks with his involvement in selling off the stockpiled arsenal of post-Cold War Ukraine to--among other top clients--the sadistic African dictator André Baptiste, Sr. (Eamonn Walker). Jared Leto costars as Uri's little brother Vitaly, whose conscience and a burgeoning cocaine problem get in the way of business. Ethan Hawke is good as a sanctimonious Interpol agent with a vendetta against Uri, but the film's biggest dose of onscreen gravitas comes from Walker, whose Baptiste seethes with a heavy, serpent-like malevolence. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol, the film makes fine use of the brisk stream-of-consciousness narration style that Martin Scorcese brought to the true crime genre with GOODFELLAS (1992), and a near constant flow of action and classic rock songs that ensure a speedy, riveting ride through three decades of global carnage. Cage, who coproduced, lets his patented oddball magnetism slowly change polarity, until viewers realize they've been led into a moral quagmire by falling for his self-delusory spiels about supply and demand, making this one of the bravest and most jet-black comedies of its decade.

Specifications

Studio Lions Gate
SKU 202062381
UPC 031398188018
UPC 14 00031398188018
Format DVD
Release Date 8/7/2007
Rating Rating
Actors
Name Cage,Nicolas
Link Search Link
Directors
Name Andrew Niccol
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Amir M. Mokri - Director of Photography
Andrew Niccol - Director
Andrew Niccol - Writer
Antonio Pinto, et. al. - Original Music By
Bridget Moynahan - Actor
Christopher Eberts, et. al. - Executive Producer
Ethan Hawke - Actor
Jared Leto - Actor
Jean-Vincent Puzos - Production Designer
Nicolas Cage - Actor
Nicolas Cage, et. al. - Producer
Zach Staenberg - Editor
Reviews
ReviewSource Rolling Stone
Review Ambition is in such short supply at the multiplex -- look and weep at the formula drool of Just Like Heaven -- that it seems churlish to hammer Lord of War for having too much of it. But the poison arrows of satire that writer-director Andrew Niccol aims at international arms dealing and the great powers who let it happen for their own gain -- the U.S. dangles prominently on Niccol's hook -- are frustratingly scattershot.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Peter Travers
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review 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."
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen, DTS ES 6.1; DD-EX 5.1, Director commentary, Deleted Scenes
Product Attributes
Actor Bridget Moynahan / Cage,Nicolas / Eamonn Walker / Ethan Hawke / Ian Holm / Jared Leto / Nicolas Cage / Sammy Rotibi
Composer Antonio Pinto
Director Amir Mokri / Andrew Niccol
Label Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Ebert & Roeper Two big thumbs up!
US Weekly A powerful thriller!

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Brooks4Books $0.97 + $3.99 shipping
Condition: Used-Good
In Stock
Disc has MINIMAL TO NO SCRATCHES We pack all items in a protected and padded bubble mailer! Your item deserves more than just some plastic bag!
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Importcds $8.32 + $2.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
All our items are brand new - Ships directly from our Warehouse in California - Estimated delivery time: 5-7 days after shipment.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Blow It Outa Here $11.45 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
All products are BRAND NEW and factory sealed. Fast shipping with tracking and delivery confirmation! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
VNHM SHOP $15.86 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
amitcj $16.30 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. (LORD OF WAR SPECIAL EDITION )
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Load More Buying Options
loading
$8.32 + $2.98 shipping
$14.98 You save $6.66 (44%)
Rakuten Super Points Earn 9 ($0.09) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Get this item for
(price with shipping)
(redeem points)
Format: DVD
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Importcds
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; Rakuten.com meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back* Sitewide with Promo Code Rewardme *See page for details
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT