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Rated R · 130 minutes · 2012

Crime drama, Thriller
For the first time in years, Oliver Stone has made a film worth watching—maybe because it doesn’t feel like he made it. Savages explores two sides of the War on Drugs from an unusual perch: Instead of dealing with the victims or the policies at work (or not at work), it’s dealer versus dealer to see who can outsmart and outmuscle the other. Salma Hayek is the ball-busting queenpin from Mexico trying to horn in on profitable upstarts Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson in Southern California. There’s a tug-of-war over Blake Lively—why not?—but the real stars are supporting players Benicio del Toro and John Travolta. They rather unconsciously steal every scene they’re in, and they might steal the drugs and money, too. A bit loose around the edges, Savages is still the best Oliver Stone movie since JFK.
Official Site: www.savagesfilm.com
Director: Oliver Stone
Producer: Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff, Fernando Sulichin, Shane Salerno and Todd Arnow
Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch, Demián Bichir, Shea Whigham, Joel David Moore, Joaquín Cosio, Antonio Jaramillo, Alexander Wraith, Anthony Cutolo, Ali Wong and Mia Maestro

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Portland Mercury Just Say No Savages: Aww, Oliver Stone thinks he has something to say about the drug trade! by Joe Streckert 07/05/2012
The Coast Halifax Savages Blake Lively embodies sleep on the screen, bringing the intensity down by Jacob Boon 07/05/2012
East Bay Express Savages Stone free. by Kelly Vance 07/11/2012
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Colorado Springs Independent Derivative destruction Savages is hyper-violent and soul-suckingly awful. by David Fellerath 07/18/2012
Style Weekly Movie Review: "Savages" Oliver Stone's latest is a dopey action thriller about marijuana-growing friends. by Wayne Melton 07/03/2012
Indy Week Hyper-violent, soul-suckingly awful Savages Savages was clearly assembled by a committee charged with synthesizing the hippest films about crime and Mexico of the last generation. by David Fellerath 07/04/2012

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