Savages Reviews

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July 11, 2020
"Savages" winds up a charade, almost a spoof of the kind of movie it claims to be. It wants to push buttons, it wants to incite debate, it wants to have something to say and be more important that it is. But there's nothing behind it.
November 11, 2019
It's gory, it's horribly flawed and it features some pretty bad acting, yet Savages is fun and exciting if you don't take any of it seriously.
July 31, 2019
Nothing in an Oliver Stone movie is ever subtle, and this one is no exception. But Kitsch, rebounding from two flops that were hardly his fault (John Carter, Battleship), proves his mettle with a tight-wound, fine-tuned performance.
April 11, 2019
A film that is fascinating to watch for the most part, and never dull, but without anyone for whom the audience can have a real rooting interest.
February 5, 2019
Savages is a fun flick that will keep you mildly entertained, but the script is flabby, the feature itself about 20 minutes too long and there's little dramatic tension to speak of.
September 28, 2017
The film isn't as subversive or as shocking as it tries so hard to be and as a result, it's a much more underwhelming experience than it should have been.
September 8, 2017
Savages may come off choppy in the very beginning, but it does springboards to a really fantastical second half.
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.
April 17, 2016
There's no heft to the material - only mindless violence - and Blake Lively is absolutely dreadful.
May 3, 2015
Visually dazzling, if a bit bluntly simplistic and over-written. In other words, it's an Oliver Stone movie.
August 11, 2014
A richly entertaining adaptation of Winslow's novel.
June 30, 2013
A well-told tale of power, corruption and uncivilized people who use violence and murder to achieve success.
June 20, 2013
An unabashedly lurid sun-and-surf ménage-à-trois cum drug-running caper, with touches of Jacobean tragedy for good measure.
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.
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.'
April 21, 2013
compelling action scenes with momentum-killing dialogue digressions
February 12, 2013
Amid all the violence and profanity, Oliver Stone reveals a begrudging respect for his damned characters.
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.
December 24, 2012
Well made and slickly made but amoral junk.
December 17, 2012
This is by no means Oliver Stone's best work. But it's his best work in well over a decade.
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