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3.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps a little more subtlety needed, 21 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Lions For Lambs [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
It is a bit ironic that a film attacking propaganda should be propaganda itself.

It is an interesting view of the "liberal" side of American politics, that the belief in American omnipotence is unwavering, irrespective of left or right.

The film attacks the war on terror as a waste of human life rather than attacking the basic precepts on what it is based. 9/11 was a convenient excuse for America to get itself into the Middle East and fear is what made people believe it was ok. You would think that they would have realised that you can't win Guerilla wars unless you are prepared to shed the same level of blood as your opposition.

Perhaps the best message of the film comes from Redford's talks with his promising (God help us) student. Daring to attack the youth for their lack of ambition (apart from monetary), moral conscience and ability to realise that they are doing exactly what the establishment want, i.e to be disinterested, self-absorbed and thus no threat to governments, caught up in the endless debt-circle of dis-empowerment.
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