Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
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User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 135 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 56
  2. Negative: 14 out of 56
  1. Nov 28, 2012
    7
    Although its pacing can be a bit wonky, "Lord Of War" still features a very cleverly penned screenplay and an unquestionably magnetic performance from Nicolas Cage. Full Review »
  2. Oct 7, 2011
    8
    I liked the opening of the movie, they used a very good soundtrack. Interesting movie, gives you an idea how illegal arms dealing goes. To sum up, good cast, storyline, characters. Especially I liked the characters. Worth watching. Full Review »
  3. Jun 6, 2011
    9
    Arguably one of Cage's best roles, and Hawke does pretty darn good to! This film begins with one of the most entertaining openings I've ever seen. The characters mean something to you backed by an ironclad story and top rate performances. We are given another perspective of war.....the business side, and the result is shockingly entertaining! Full Review »