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Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry-raising some of the best marijuana 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. When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film would have been so much more interesting if the two men had been identical twins played by the same actor-like Jeremy Irons in David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers."
‑ David Thomson, The New Republic
"These are neither good people nor interesting savages, and they're not worth caring about. Neither is the movie."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"A richly entertaining adaptation of Winslow's novel."
‑ Jack Giroux, Film School Rejects
"Stone lights up a big fat one guaranteed to get you high anew on a filmmaker widely thought to have long lost his potency. And true to weed's notorious side effects, his stash is strong enough to obliterate the memory of drags like 'Alexander.'"
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Savages, however, finds a new low for this auteur. It's a trashy, repulsive little flick, so darned unwatchable that it's not even fun to rip the thing apart."
‑ Jason Gorber, Twitch
"It all smacks of trying too hard to mask the absence of strong material."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Savages points to a problem with gifted directors, which Stone is, like him or not: They can make a movie that aggravates, infuriates, falters even, but they can really make a movie."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"A well-told tale of power, corruption and uncivilized people who use violence and murder to achieve success."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"compelling action scenes with momentum-killing dialogue digressions"
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"Well made and slickly made but amoral junk."
‑ Michelle Alexandria, Eclipse Magazine
"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
"Savages isn't about anything except flashily directed mayhem. In this nest of vipers, it's the slitheriest varieties that survive -- at least for a time."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"An unabashedly lurid sun-and-surf mťnage-ŗ-trois cum drug-running caper, with touches of Jacobean tragedy for good measure."
‑ Scott Foundas, Film Comment Magazine
"Amid all the violence and profanity, Oliver Stone reveals a begrudging respect for his damned characters."
‑ Tim Grierson, Deadspin
"This is by no means Oliver Stone's best work. But it's his best work in well over a decade."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
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