Savages Reviews

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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.
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.
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 mnage--trois cum drug-running caper, with touches of Jacobean tragedy for good measure.
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.'
February 12, 2013
Amid all the violence and profanity, Oliver Stone reveals a begrudging respect for his damned characters.
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 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 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
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 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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