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Lawrence: After Arabia

By Tom Cassidy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Conspiracy drama has violence, suicide, swearing, smoking.

Movie NR 2020 121 minutes
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Did the British secret service kill T.E. Lawrence? Unfortunately after two hours of Lawrence: After Arabia, you won't care either way. Movies based on conspiracy theories can be entertaining if the intrigue is laid out cinematically. But despite its best intentions and efforts, there's nothing to recommend in this cheap movie. The life of Lawrence -- the hero from the epic Lawrence of Arabia -- is doubtlessly fascinating. But this is likely the worst way to learn about it. Stuffy, entirely humorless, and without humility, the movie leaves no room for enjoyment. The heavy use of green screen occasionally tips the movie into accidentally funny territory but the laughs soon die down as it settles back into its sullen trudge. Teens old enough to watch this movie are old enough to reject filmmaking of this low quality.

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