Lord of War

Theatrical Release: September 16, 2005
DVD Release: January 17, 2006
Lord of War


In this action-adventure drama based on fact, arms dealer Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) tells the story. The film traces his life from the days of his first deal to the extravagant means to which he goes to meet a famous model (Bridget Moynahan) who later becomes his wife. He deals with ruthless dictators and warlords. Yuri is good at what he does and always manages to stay one step ahead of authorities and the Interpol agent (Ethan Hawke). He lives two lives — one as a husband and father and the other as a cold-hearted man who equips evildoers with weapons. All is going well for Yuri — he is well connected and makes more money than he could have imagined — until his wife begins to look more closely at his activities and threatens to bring his world crashing down.

Dove Review

Lord of War is an action packed movie showing the horrors of wars and the lives of those who support or supply them. Told in the form of a Docu-drama, this film is a semi-realistic tale of a man who reaches the top of his game as a gun runner. According to the film, these events were based on actual occurrences. Nicholas Cage presents us with a stark portrayal of a man who is as conflicted as the countries he sells arms in. The ending has no resolution and is meant stand as a political statement.

Due to the graphic violence, sex, drugs etc, Dove cannot approve this film. If action is what you are looking for, go out and rent or buy Sahara. You and your family will be much happier with the outcome.

Content Description

Sex: Man unfaithful to wife twice, Men have sex with trade show models.
Language: With countless F and S words, this film will sting most ears.
Violence: Many scenes of people being shot. Two graphic head shots. Man shot multiple times with automatic weapons.
Drugs: Cocaine and alcohol used many times.
Nudity: Multiple women shown nude but mostly blurred out or in dark scenes. One instance of a woman's breast slipping out of her dress.
Occult: none


Company: Lionsgate
Director: Andrew Niccol
Producer: Nicolas Cage
Genre: Action
Runtime: 122 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe