Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A return to form for Stone's dark side, Savages generates ruthless energy and some, but not too much, humor.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Savages is Oliver Stone doing what he should have done a long time ago: making a tricky, amoral, down-and-dirty crime thriller that's blessedly free of any social, topical, or political relevance.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Stone relies on his leads to guide us into this hyper-charged inferno, and they fit his juiced-up approach like James Woods and Woody Harrelson did in Stone's equally hopped-up "Salvador" and "Natural Born Killers." He gets us high on what they're selling before it goes south.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The violence is graphic, the dialogue can be awfully arch and the style is often mannered, but this long, dense adventure takes surprising side trips into thoughtfulness, ruefulness, whimsy and romance. It's high-grade entertainment sustained by a buoyant spirit.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Savages is Oliver Stone's strongest work in years - a stylish, violent, hallucinatory thriller with both a mean streak and a devilish sense of humor.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Savages represents at least a partial resurrection of the director's more hallucinatory, violent, sexual and, in a word, savage side.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Stone's moralism, coupled with discreet but bloody beatings, shootouts and all manner of tawdry goings on, rings hollow. The picture is neither entertaining nor preachy – it is simply very loudly meh.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Who knows if it was Del Toro's idea, or Stone's, but at a particularly crucial - and criminal - moment, as a very bad thing is about to occur, the actor twirls his mustache menacingly, like a Mexican Snidely Whiplash. Yes, Savages is that kind of story.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Savages comes off as director Oliver Stone trying to rekindle his "Natural Born Killers" mojo from 1994. But when the bigger-name stars show up here in cartoonish roles, things feel more silly than gritty.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
So. What part of this is boring? All of it.
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59 out of 100
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