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Savages Reviews

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Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 10, 2016
It's lurid, sexy, funny, chaotic, cluttered, and if the grisly violence turns you off then Blake Lively _ playing a very dumb blonde _ and her two beaus... will also chip in laugh-out-loud moments, all the while with the director winking off-scene.
J. Olson
April 17, 2016
There's no heft to the material - only mindless violence - and Blake Lively is absolutely dreadful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Visually dazzling, if a bit bluntly simplistic and over-written. In other words, it's an Oliver Stone movie.
Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects
August 11, 2014
A richly entertaining adaptation of Winslow's novel.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A well-told tale of power, corruption and uncivilized people who use violence and murder to achieve success.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine
June 20, 2013
An unabashedly lurid sun-and-surf ménage-à-trois cum drug-running caper, with touches of Jacobean tragedy for good measure.
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David Thomson
The New Republic
June 17, 2013
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.
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
Stone lights up a big fat one guaranteed to get you high anew on a filmmaker widely thought to have long lost his potency. And true to weed's notorious side effects, his stash is strong enough to obliterate the memory of drags like 'Alexander.'
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 21, 2013
compelling action scenes with momentum-killing dialogue digressions
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Grierson
February 12, 2013
Amid all the violence and profanity, Oliver Stone reveals a begrudging respect for his damned characters.
Jason Gorber
December 28, 2012
Savages, however, finds a new low for this auteur. It's a trashy, repulsive little flick, so darned unwatchable that it's not even fun to rip the thing apart.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
December 24, 2012
Well made and slickly made but amoral junk.
| Original Score: F
Rob Gonsalves
December 17, 2012
This is by no means Oliver Stone's best work. But it's his best work in well over a decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
December 4, 2012
Veers way off course in its second act, becoming confusing and vague - indeed, stoned. But it all comes good in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
November 5, 2012
Essentially stupid, but stylistically invigorating, like watching a genius muck about with finger paints like a child on a sugar high. And then it throws it back in your face.
| Original Score: 3/4
Alice Tynan
The Vine
October 21, 2012
This film goes about as deep and dark as a summer high. Sure there are flashes of mexploitation fun, but ultimately it's just way too mellow, man.
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
October 21, 2012
Savages reels you in but then doesn't finish the job.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tim Martain
The Mercury
October 20, 2012
Oliver Stone isn't known for making pretty films but ugly is something he does very well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 19, 2012
A good piece of gritty, grown-up entertainment. One question, though - has Oliver Stone lost his movie mojo?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Colin Fraser
FILMINK (Australia)
October 18, 2012
It's a dirty and messy firecracker of a film, but one that's directed with thrill and skill.
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