Savages Reviews

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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.
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.
November 19, 2012
Oliver Stone's Savages is a recycled popcorn flick straight from the 90s. The performances help prove that point, aside from Benicio Del Toro's creepy, yet effective transformation as Lado.
November 17, 2012
Oliver Stone returns to the grit, grime, and blood of his glory days with Savages, a breakneck SoCal-set thriller about the death of sensitivity in the modern age.
November 9, 2012
An unsettling vision of America degenerating into a lawless dystopia like a latter-day Wild Wild West.
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.
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.
October 21, 2012
Savages reels you in but then doesn't finish the job.
October 20, 2012
Oliver Stone isn't known for making pretty films but ugly is something he does very well.
October 19, 2012
A good piece of gritty, grown-up entertainment. One question, though - has Oliver Stone lost his movie mojo?
October 18, 2012
It's a dirty and messy firecracker of a film, but one that's directed with thrill and skill.
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.
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.
October 18, 2012
I think it's really interesting that Oliver Stone has gone back to this visceral, mischievous, hard-hitting filmmaking.
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.
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.
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
October 13, 2012
Spraying flair as well as blood, Oliver Stone's ber-colourful and graphically violent thriller depicting drug cartels, double dealings, foul play and sex is a wild, full throttle experience
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