Movie | Writer and director Andrew Niccol, often full of intriguing ideas (as in Gattaca and The Truman Show), here falters
by Andrew Coffin
Posted 10/01/05, 12:00 am
Trailers often dumb down a movie so that it can be sold in 60 seconds. In the case of Lord of War (rated R for strong violence, drug use, language, and sexuality), the trailers promise something the film never delivers. What appears to be a biting look at gun culture and global violence has little more to offer than this: Arms dealers are sleazy and bad, and-get this-the United States is worse.