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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.
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.
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
Tim Grierson
February 12, 2013
Amid all the violence and profanity, Oliver Stone reveals a begrudging respect for his damned characters.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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