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About the Movie
Three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone brings to life this ferocious, Unrated Edition. In a glittering California beach town, two best friends’ innovative marijuana business has come to the attention of the ruthless Mexican Baja Cartel. As a seemingly unwinnable war unfolds around them, they’re forced to take part in a savage battle of wills to save the girl they both love. Starring Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio del Toro and Salma Hayek, Savages is “a stylish, violent, hallucinatory thriller.” (Ty Burr, Boston Globe)
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 187
- Fresh: 96
- Rotten: 91
- Average Rating: 5.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Stone devotes considerable ingenuity to making atrocity appear as a terrifying kind of home movie, but "Savages" is no more than a summertime debauch.
Rotten: These are neither good people nor interesting savages, and they're not worth caring about. Neither is the movie.
Fresh: An unabashedly lurid sun-and-surf menage-a-trois cum drug-running caper, with touches of Jacobean tragedy for good measure.
Fresh: Veers way off course in its second act, becoming confusing and vague - indeed, stoned. But it all comes good in the end.
Savages is like an 'almond milk frappuccino' version of Tarantino's scorching classic Pulp Fiction. Even heroin couldn't keep me interested in this film.
The casting was initially exciting, then I realised I'd seen all these actors before, playing the same roles in better films. Save time, save money, hug your loved ones, go outside, help an elderly lady cross the street, do something worthwhile.
Stone spiralled down from the brilliant Born on the Fourth of July to making The Doors look as sexy as The Monkees in two years... and the decline continues with this! (Yes I'm ignoring Natural Born Killers & JFK which were very good). Over time Stone has gone from social conscience to believing in a global Jewish 'domination' of the media. (He recanted but this ain't forgotten as unlike Lars von Trier his tongue wasn't planted in his cheek). Where did it all go wrong?
I thought the film was great. The story line was intense and the acting was totally solid. It kept me on my seat and I've watched the film a few times now. Two thumbs up! Blake Lively is a mega babe.
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No... just no.