Savages Reviews

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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.
April 17, 2016
There's no heft to the material - only mindless violence - and Blake Lively is absolutely dreadful.
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.
April 21, 2013
compelling action scenes with momentum-killing dialogue digressions
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.
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 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
The messy insouciance wears a little thin, and by the time we get to the absurdity of the extended ending, enough is definitely enough.
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.
September 30, 2012
Although typically loud, brash and flat-footed, the Oscar-winning filmmaker oddly opts for hokey romance over stinging critique.
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
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
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.
September 21, 2012
Neither big nor clever. Savage is right.
September 21, 2012
Far too prolix and more than a little absurd.
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