Savages Reviews

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September 8, 2017
Savages may come off choppy in the very beginning, but it does springboards to a really fantastical second half.
June 20, 2013
An unabashedly lurid sun-and-surf ménage-à-trois cum drug-running caper, with touches of Jacobean tragedy for good measure.
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.
February 12, 2013
Amid all the violence and profanity, Oliver Stone reveals a begrudging respect for his damned characters.
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
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.
September 21, 2012
Neither big nor clever. Savage is right.
September 21, 2012
Far too prolix and more than a little absurd.
September 20, 2012
A disappointing dip in the shallow end. Forgettable.
September 20, 2012
Savages plays up to Stone's worst tendencies: machismo, bombast and self-indulgence, and the factor that could conceivably have made this movie tolerable - humour - is off the menu.
September 20, 2012
Adapting a bestselling novel by Don Winslow, Stone seems to think he is screenwriting Scarface again.
September 20, 2012
If Stone wanted to make even Tony Scott's lousiest movies look like masterworks, he's gone about it brilliantly.
September 18, 2012
It all smacks of trying too hard to mask the absence of strong material.
September 16, 2012
A simplistic thriller that offers very little, especially given who is behind the camera.
July 23, 2012
Stone devotes considerable ingenuity to making atrocity appear as a terrifying kind of home movie, but "Savages" is no more than a summertime debauch.
Top Critic
July 12, 2012
These are neither good people nor interesting savages, and they're not worth caring about. Neither is the movie.
July 7, 2012
After all the fun we have with Del Toro's murderous perv, Travolta's crooked cop, and Hayek's sentimental cartel head, we return to the artificial heart of the story of the pot-smoking, gun-toting threesome.
July 6, 2012
Not a Lively fan? You won't last five minutes. In it for the action? I give you 30 minutes. Enjoy looking at Johnson and Kitsch? You might make it to the midpoint.
July 6, 2012
Compared to the successful over-the-top performances of the veterans, the three younger leads seem flat and lifeless.
July 6, 2012
Savages points to a problem with gifted directors, which Stone is, like him or not: They can make a movie that aggravates, infuriates, falters even, but they can really make a movie.
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