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    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    So. What part of this is boring? All of it. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Savages represents at least a partial resurrection of the director's more hallucinatory, violent, sexual and, in a word, savage side. show more

  • 55
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    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. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A return to form for Stone's dark side, Savages generates ruthless energy and some, but not too much, humor. show more

  • 88
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    At the confluence of altered states and state-sanctioned violence, this drug-fueled thriller is Stone's most successfully provocative picture since "JFK." show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Despite its excesses, Savage" is never unintentionally funny, just gritty and mean. The run time is more than two hours, yet it's also tight: no drag, no waste, no message. show more

  • March 19, 2013 qf00000000141935
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    Crap

  • February 20, 2013 kn00000000091528
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    Terrible Movie

  • January 22, 2013 wy00000000135620
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    I had a great time watching this movie, It was definitely worth it.

  • December 01, 2012 bigbobsh2o
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    I liked it. The story is good and it makes you think about morality and how stupid the drug war really is. Worth checking out for sure.

  • November 25, 2012 Atheist
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    Excellent movie, well acted written and directed. I especially loved Benicio del Toro\'s acting which was masterful. Beautiful scenery of southern California and Tijuana, Mexico. The movie has a very clear message about the illegality of drugs and how it corrupts ordinary people, helps build dangerous and powerful drug cartels and, most importantly, how the corruption is paramount in the Police and throughout the governments, both in Mexico and the US. Olive Stone did a magnificent job.

  • November 21, 2012 vl00000000132211
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    Worst movie ever. Bad acting all around. Savages should be \"Sewages\". Waste of time, money and life.

  • November 20, 2012 hh00000000132544
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    So looooooooooonnnnnnnggggggggggggggggggg. Could of been a really great movie but just kept ***** footing around the action.

  • November 17, 2012 jonny
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    No. No no no no no. Garbage. I will guarantee that anyone who rated this movie more than 2 stars is younger than 25. NO character development. Horrible writing. It saddens me that this flick is what some of you find \"amazing\" and \"intelligent.\" I fear the day when directors like Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg are no longer with us. I\'m highly disappointed in Oliver Stone. He must feel ashamed.

  • November 16, 2012 jm00000000132998
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    This movie is a pretty decent attempt at a \"what would you do to save someone you love\" theme.

  • August 17, 2012 on00000000127102
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    Don\'t listen to some of the bozzos here....this is the best movie in a couple of years!!! No dragons, vampires, transformers,,just great suspense and plot twists for fully mature, adult minds. Benicio del Torre is GREAT!

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