Saturday, September 29, 2012

Lord of War

Just when I was beginning to think Nicholas Cage couldn't act anymore and then he pulls a fast on on all of us by giving a powerhouse performance as a Ukrainian arms dealer who gets in over his head with his family and the ATF. There is some striking and disturbing imagery here (like the finale of that awesome opening credit sequence), as well as a great script and direction by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca). This is one of the best films out of 2005 and it's now a personal favorite.

4.5 out of 5

*written 2/9/06

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