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Savages (2012)

Savages

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

July 06, 2012

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

130 min.

Studio

Universal Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Oliver Stone

Producer

Moritz Bormann, Eric Kopelofff

Screenwriter

Shane Salerno, Don Winslow, Oliver Stone

Starring

Story


Three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow's best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times' Top 10 Books of 2010.

Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry-raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town...until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.

When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon-with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)-wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.

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Poster of Universal Pictures' Savages (2012)
Poster of Universal Pictures' Savages (2012)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Blake Lively
The Premiere of Savages
Jun 25, 2012
Blake Lively
The Premiere of Savages
Jun 25, 2012

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..director's best movie in years..”
by Randy Myers [San Jose Mercury News]
“..Savages talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk: For the first time in his hallowed career, Stone comes off as a poseur..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
“..pungent, nasty and teeming with colorful crooked types..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]