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Savages Reviews

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Glenn Dunks
Trespass
October 18, 2012
Its energy has long deflated before an ending that will try the patience of even the most forgiving viewers. There's little to defend once Stone and company have so eagerly adopted the cheap twists of a latter day Shyamalan picture.

MovieFIX
October 18, 2012
Savages is a hot mess - beautiful actors and locations mixed with a plot that starts strong but ultimately turns into a snooze-fest. With a lead villain seemingly ripped from the cover of Cosmo magazine, Stone's latest flick savagely disappoints.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
October 18, 2012
The messy insouciance wears a little thin, and by the time we get to the absurdity of the extended ending, enough is definitely enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
October 18, 2012
I think it's really interesting that Oliver Stone has gone back to this visceral, mischievous, hard-hitting filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
October 18, 2012
The three leads are a bit on the bland side but perhaps that's the way California potheads are. Del Toro and Travolta are terrific in their more interesting roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shane Danielsen
sbs.com.au
October 18, 2012
Stone does his best with the material-aided by no less than three credited editors-but can't compensate for the void at the film's centre. An absence less of morality, than of simple chemistry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 13, 2012
Bloody violent, bloody savage and bloody wonderful, Oliver Stone's Savages shows how well a talented filmmaker can transform a novel into a movie
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 13, 2012
Spraying flair as well as blood, Oliver Stone's über-colourful and graphically violent thriller depicting drug cartels, double dealings, foul play and sex is a wild, full throttle experience
Jason Best
Movie Talk
October 2, 2012
Relentlessly silly, yes, but also thrilling, flashy and deliriously entertaining. And you don't need to be high to enjoy it.
Ed Gibbs
The National (UAE)
September 30, 2012
Although typically loud, brash and flat-footed, the Oscar-winning filmmaker oddly opts for hokey romance over stinging critique.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
September 30, 2012
Stone has put together a technically sound and sporadically thrilling thriller, but it drops the ball at the end, and tries to squeeze a bit too much into its runtime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
September 27, 2012
Savages is a mix of challenging story beats & multifaceted character moments -- paired with an equal number of predictable twists & flat cliched personalities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
September 25, 2012
Oliver Stone takes a stab at returning to a nastier, more edgy filmmaking style, but simply can't escape his moralising ways
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 25, 2012
The plot has promise, and the sharp, clever actors make the worst dialog sound almost snappy. But the script is a real problem
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Adam Lowes
HeyUGuys
September 23, 2012
By end, most of the audience goodwill has been spent, and although Stone desperately wants to be down with the kids, his efforts end up looking dated and, sadly, a little irrelevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Carnevale
The List
September 21, 2012
Despite its shortcomings, Savages isn't a complete waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
September 21, 2012
Neither big nor clever. Savage is right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
September 21, 2012
Far too prolix and more than a little absurd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
September 21, 2012
Fine if you like your thrillers raw, bloody and unruly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

The Sun (UK)
September 20, 2012
What really scuppers this is the ridiculous ending. Flashy but superficial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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