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Savages Reviews

David Thomson
The New Republic
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The film would have been so much more interesting if the two men had been identical twins played by the same actor-like Jeremy Irons in David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

June 17, 2013
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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It all smacks of trying too hard to mask the absence of strong material.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

September 18, 2012
David Denby
New Yorker
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Stone devotes considerable ingenuity to making atrocity appear as a terrifying kind of home movie, but "Savages" is no more than a summertime debauch.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

July 23, 2012
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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These are neither good people nor interesting savages, and they're not worth caring about. Neither is the movie.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 1/4

July 12, 2012
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Savages points to a problem with gifted directors, which Stone is, like him or not: They can make a movie that aggravates, infuriates, falters even, but they can really make a movie.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 6, 2012
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Savages isn't about anything except flashily directed mayhem. In this nest of vipers, it's the slitheriest varieties that survive -- at least for a time.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B-

July 6, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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The movie's great surprise, and delight, is Salma Hayek's Elena, a svelte monster with a Cleopatra haircut who runs the cartel.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 6, 2012
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The film is impressive.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

July 6, 2012
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The real schism here, however, is between the brainless fun of the action plot and Stone's cheap exploitation of the cartels' real-life sadism.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 6, 2012
David Edelstein
NPR
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Stone has evolved in the past decade and a half, and the new film has a deeper, more complicated perspective. The violence isn't a kick. It's horrifying, senseless.

Full Review Source: NPR

July 6, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The occasionally sharp tone of Don Winslow's original novel has been lost, and the film's ending isn't much more than a joke.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

July 6, 2012
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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A candy-colored black valentine to titillation, garish brutality and groovy post-fin-de-siecle excess, this ode to cinema's most exploitative pleasures finds Stone chronicling America's dark side at its most sun-kissed.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 6, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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This Elmore Leonard-style noir about lowlifes versus dirtbags is nasty, vicious fun.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

July 6, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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"Savages" makes you wonder where Stone, that most pointed of directors, is going. And then it never gets there, backing off at the last minute. As such, it is literally a brutal disappointment.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

July 6, 2012
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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It all feels more like flexing atrophied muscles rather than creating a believable experience.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

July 6, 2012
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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"Savages" is a juvenile fantasy of bullets, breasts and bongs -- not such a bad thing, if Stone would just admit it and stop staging the film as a profound ethical wrestling match.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 6, 2012
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
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Complain as loudly as you like about Oliver Stone - his politics, posturing and relationship with the facts - but until now he hasn't directed a film that's flat-out dull.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 0/4

July 5, 2012
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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While Savages aims for provocative and dynamic, it comes off as predictable and strained.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

July 5, 2012
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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You might not think that a motion picture called "Savages" could be too violent, too savage, but you would be wrong.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 5, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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How did this film end up with such a muddled story?

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

July 5, 2012
Mark Jenkins
NPR
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The playful way Stone flips the mood demonstrates a command of the material he hasn't shown in more than a decade.

Full Review Source: NPR

July 5, 2012
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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"Savages" is enjoyable in a way that's almost but not quite intentional camp; it's like eating a dinner made by a seven-year-old, with cake for every course, interspersed with Jell-O, Pepperidge Farm goldfish and chocolate sprinkles.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

July 5, 2012
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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I thought Stone was redoing Truffaut's Jules and Jim: two guys and a girl, love pulling them every which way.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

July 5, 2012
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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A stylish, violent, hallucinatory thriller with both a mean streak and a devilish sense of humor.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

July 5, 2012
Eric D. Snider
Film.com
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Hayek strikes the right balance between thinking too hard about the story's inherent nonsense and sitting back and enjoying the ride.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B

July 5, 2012
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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The climax smacks of either screenwriter desperation, directorial indecision, or "this worked in the book."

Full Review Source: TheWrap

July 5, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Working from a novel by Don Winslow, Stone's landscape of corrupt innocents is beautifully nuanced, allowing every character, no matter how drug-war-weary, a chance to be shell-shocked.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

July 5, 2012
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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"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.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 5, 2012
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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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.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

July 5, 2012
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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After a decade or so of suppressing his more lurid instincts, Oliver Stone is back in the bat-crap-crazy mode that made his Oscar-winning rap-sheet rep.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

July 5, 2012
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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"Savages" is never quite one thing or another.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

July 5, 2012
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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While making such movies as "JFK" and "Natural Born Killers," Stone seemed fearless, both in what he put on screen and how he put it there. A lot of that spirit returns here.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

July 5, 2012
Alison Willmore
AV Club
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Savages is a bright, messy smear of a movie adapted from Don Winslow's novel of the same name, one that's violent, sultry, and entertainingly sleazy while falling short of the satirical edge the material necessitates.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

July 5, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A return to form for Stone's dark side, "Savages" generates ruthless energy and some, but not too much, humor.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 5, 2012
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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"Savages" has trouble making us care what happens to the beautiful people - the untouchables - at the center of the sun-baked fairy tale.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 5, 2012
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Doesn't break much new ground in the genre but offers a volatile concoction of violence, heroism, and amorality that is compulsively watchable.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

July 4, 2012
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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More than two hours long -- and building to two endings, one romantic-tragic and one quasi-ironic and romantic-ludicrous -- Savages is bloated with plot and exposition...

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 3, 2012
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

July 3, 2012
Randy Myers
San Jose Mercury News
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With "Savages," Stone gets his mojo back and pulp-fiction fans are all the better for it.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 3, 2012
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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The superb craftsmanship and care behind Savages only helps to underscore what an asinine, unconvincing picture this is.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

July 3, 2012
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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Frustration turned to irritation by the time the thoroughly anti-climactic, can't-make-up-its-mind dénouement finally rolls around.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2/5

July 3, 2012
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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After decades of digging beneath the surface, Stone understands the synthesis of good and evil in a way that weekend savages cannot.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 3, 2012
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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"Savages" is an enjoyably gratuitous romp, but with something to say.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 3/4

July 2, 2012
Justin Chang
Variety
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The disreputable Oliver Stone of old makes a largely welcome reappearance.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 29, 2012
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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Savages represents at least a partial resurrection of [Stone's] more hallucinatory, violent, sexual and, in a word, savage side.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

June 28, 2012
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