Savages

MA15+
2012
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130 mins
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Oliver Stone crime drama about two pot growers who tear through the Mexican drug cartel that kidnapped their shared girlfriend. ... More

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Savages | Ratings & Reviews

"Savages never quite captures the novel's diamond-hard sarcasm, it offers other satisfactions in its visceral immediacy, its overriding sense of danger and a clutch of performances that, whatever one's reservations about the characters, can't help but court the viewer's emotional investment."

VarietyVariety

"Savages is punishing in places, but there are enough colourful characters and careening twists to make it worth the effort."

Total FilmTotal Film

"This time, Stone is just sloshing around in the shallow end. When John Travolta and Benicio Del Toro show up for extended, cartoonish dialogues, you'll wonder what year it is, and let out a sigh of relief that the moment is long gone."

Time OutTime Out

"Savages is a daylight noir, a western, a stoner buddy movie and a love story, which is to say that it is a bit of a mess. But also a lot of fun, especially as its pulp elements rub up against some gritty geopolitical and economic themes."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"A return to form for Stone's dark side, Savages generates ruthless energy and some, but not too much, humor."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"Stone is also a director who has often felt that anything worth doing is worth overdoing, and his weakness for bloody excesses of all sorts undermines much of his good work."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Savages represents at least a partial resurrection of the director's more hallucinatory, violent, sexual and, in a word, savage side."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Savages is Oliver Stone doing what he should have done a long time ago: making a tricky, amoral, down-and-dirty crime thriller that's blessedly free of any social, topical, or political relevance."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"What could have been an effective excoriation of US drug policy and a proper look at the violence inherent in the trade is wasted on a simplistic thriller that offers very little, especially given who is behind the camera."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Savages | Details

Rating
MA15+, for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout
Runtime
130
Genre
Drama, Thriller
Country of origin
USA

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