• Savages (2012)

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Release Date: July 6th, 2012

DVD Release Date: November 13th, 2012

R |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

California entrepreneurs Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch) run a lucrative business raising marijuana and share a one-of-a-kind love with beautiful O (Blake Lively). Life in Laguna Beach is idyllic for them, until Elena (Salma Hayek), the merciless leader of the Mexican Baja Cartel, moves in and demands a piece of the action. However, Elena underestimates the trio's unbreakable bond, and with the help of a shady DEA agent (John Travolta), Ben, Chon and O go to war.

Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch, Demián Bichir

Director: Oliver Stone

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Moritz Borman

Distributors: Universal Studios

Keywords: Police station , Intense , Girlfriend , Rescue , Mother , 2010s , Revenge ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe 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

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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 MorgensternWall 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

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