• Released
  • July 6, 2012
  • R , 2 hr 10 min
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 1,505 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel.

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88

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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83

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...
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80

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...
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80

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...
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75

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...
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70

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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55

Movieline

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...
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50

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...
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50

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...
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0

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
So. What part of this is boring? All of it.
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Rated R | For Strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Oliver Stone thriller is all about sex, drugs, violence.
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