Lord of War

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Ambitious but uneven; way too violent for kids.

R 2005 122 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Hard R for graphic sex throughout and Gory violence

Women are naked though out with seduction and sex scenes. The violence and sex make this movie a strong R.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
age 16+

Goodfellas with Arms dealers.

An implied execution of many civilians. A bloodless gang shooting with 2 causalties. A burned skeleton is shown. A man is bloodily executed by headshot, with the window behind him splattered in detail.a man is dragged away and leaves a blood trail for a couple of seconds after being shot. A machete massacre happens, yet we only see a blood splat behind a tent and a hand grasping for life. A character is shot repeatedly with AK47bfire but with little blood. 5 scenes of cocaine snorting (one character is an addict in and out of rehab). One scene haas 2 men briefly have sex with 2 fully naked women yet no sensitive parts are shown. 2 sleeping womens rear ends are seen in a shack. A womans dress slips exposing a breast briefly. A couple of scenes with scantly clad women preopositioning a man. 45 F words and scattered milder profanity. A decent movie with some good thrills, ironic laughs, sad commentary, pretty good pacing and a well executed atmosphere. A few underdeveloped characters and some unnecessary voice narration but fairly colorful and ot TOO obvious most of the time.

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