Salvador Reviews

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October 30, 2018
Its success is largely down to a livewire and erratic central performance by James Woods.
July 16, 2018
...a gritty and often grim narrative that's generally (and unfortunately) lacking in overtly compelling elements...
April 21, 2010
Borgesian critique, or exotic backdrop for a scoundrel's Hollywood redemption?
September 18, 2007
Though structurally messy and with uneven dialogue, Stone's independent movie captures vividly the cool, rush, and hysteria of jaded leftist American journos in the political chaos of El Slavaodr in 1980-81; James Woods Oscar-nominated turn is brilliant
April 9, 2007
One of Oliver Stone's best films, and absolutely James Woods' best performance.
October 22, 2006
August 2, 2006
Lean, Mean and On Point. Stone's best film.
June 24, 2006
The polemic may seem obvious and at times laboured, but the action sequences are brilliant, and the film does achieve a brutal, often very moving, power.
May 26, 2006
Still Oliver Stone's best film.
May 24, 2006
The tale of American photojournalist Richard Boyle's adventures in strife-torn Central America, Salvador is as raw, difficult, compelling, unreasonable, reckless and vivid as its protagonist.
June 13, 2005
Brutally moving depiction of the civil war in El Salvador in 1980.
February 22, 2005
An emotional and political sledgehammer.
June 29, 2004
September 5, 2003
July 30, 2003
Woods is superb, and it is a tribute to his considerable dramatic skill that he manages to elicit sympathy for a uniquely obnoxious character.
May 23, 2003
Woods' greatest performance
May 21, 2003
One look at the youthful, idealistic guerrillas, accompanied everywhere by folk music, and you know where Mr. Stone's heart lies.
April 25, 2003
Oliver Stone's gripping depiction of turmoil in Central America is bolstered by Wood's mesmerising performance as a burned out reporter.
September 9, 2002
August 14, 2002
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