» Reviews: Savages

Nathan Schwartz

|    Tuesday, April 23, 2013

  • Director: Oliver Stone
  • Producer: Moritz Borman, Eric Copeloff
  • Writer: Shane Salerno, Don Winslow, Oliver Stone
  • Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio del Toro, Salma Hayek
  • Distributor: Universal Pictures
  • Running Time: 131 min
  • Rating: R
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller

SavagesRife with gore, Savages definitely appeals to a violence leaning audience. The story, following two independent drug dealers who get into hot water with a drug cartel, isn’t all that unique. Sure, the love triangle (with the ever so sexy Blake Lively) had a slightly different spin than the triangulation we’re used to in movies, but that’s about it for ingenuity. It’s watchable, but in terms of a compelling story and character progression, it’s feeble. For fans of bloody action, the lackluster story can be overlooked for the sake of entertainment, but none fans should look elsewhere.

Verdict: Rent It

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  1. damnit says:

    Fleece my cheese!

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