SECONDHAND LIONS (Theatrical Release USA 2003)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì 

Secondhand Lions—original and fresh—serves good family entertainment via the outstanding cast that features Hayley Joel Osment, Michael Caine, and Robert Duval. Not the usual watch, it has such a wonderful progression of unexpected events that one cannot help but admire its unusual presentation. A pleasant surprise that leaves its audience feeling as if they watched something that filled the soul fully.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


Two brothers live life on their own terms. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Tim Canlies for directing effort. Thank you to Producers David Kirschner, Scott Ross, and Corey Sienega for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Walter Caldwell (Haley Joel Osment), Hub McCann (Robert Duvall), Garth McCann (Michael Caine), Mae Caldwell (Kyra Sedgwick), Stan (Nicky Katt), Adult Walter Caldwell (Josh Lucas), Ralph (Michael O’Neill), Helen (Deirdre O’Connell), Young Hub (Christian Kane), Sheik’s Great-Grandson (Daniel Brooks), Young Garth (Kevin Haberer), Sheik’s grandson (Eric Balfour), Jasmine (Emmanuelle Vaugier), The Sheik (Adam Ozturk), and Skeet Machine Salesman (Adrian Pasdar). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. Even though it may not rate as ‘fabulous’ entertainment, a certain decency marks this film that moves it into a good addition to the home video library and earns a watch and re-watch.

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