Three-time Oscar(R)-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow's best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times' Top 10 Books of 2010. Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable marijuana producer, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry--raising some of the best weed ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town... until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.
- Oliver Stone
- Oliver Stone, Shane Salerno, Don Winslow
- Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch, Demian Bichir
Stone devotes considerable ingenuity to making atrocity appear as a terrifying kind of home movie, but "Savages" is no more than a summertime debauch.David Denby, New Yorker, 07.23.2012
These are neither good people nor interesting savages, and they're not worth caring about. Neither is the movie.Rex Reed, New York Observer, 07.12.2012
I think it's really interesting that Oliver Stone has gone back to this visceral, mischievous, hard-hitting filmmaking.Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia), 10.18.2012
A good piece of gritty, grown-up entertainment. One question, though - has Oliver Stone lost his movie mojo?Jim Schembri, 3AW, 10.19.2012