• R, 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Tamara Jenkins
    In Theaters:
    Nov 28, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 22, 2008
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures

Critic Review - Paste Magazine

Oddly being marketed as a comedy by its distributor, The Savages is best approached as a drama with an intermittently light touch that's generally more of a curse than a boon.

June 9, 2008 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Comment (1)
Paste Magazine

Comments

Dante R.

Dante Raven

After spending time writing a lengthy comment and having it been denied in error as 'typed wrong' I think this time I will be brief. I think you should watch this film again with more patience, and be more open to the dark and sometimes 'savage' comedy. Look less to a statement about dementia. This is an intelligent portrayal of the complexities in human relationships / conflicts and how these engagements can approach optimistic ends. The dog metaphor, albeit light, as an example enriches the dramatic tapestry rather than curses

Jan 13 - 09:47 AM

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