Variety‘s Derek Elley is no fan of Robert Redford‘s Lions for Lambs, which he saw at the London Film Festival. Calling it “talky, back-bendingly liberal but also deeply patriotic,” he says it “plays like all the serious footnotes scripter du jour Matthew Michael Carnahan left out of The Kingdom. Redford’s first helming chore in seven years, and his most directly political pic yet, amounts to a giant cry of ‘Americans, get engaged!’ wrapped in a star-heavy discourse that uses a lot of words to say nothing new.”