Savages
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This hippie parable, co-written and directed by James Ivory and produced by his long-time partner Ismail Merchant, tries to make a heavy-handed parallel between civilization and corruption. A tribe of nameless natives (played by Sam Waterston, Susan Blakely, Salome Jens and Martin Kove, among others) finds a croquet ball and, rolling it along the ground mystified by what it might be, stumbles upon an estate. They enter and occupy the mansion and don the clothes and trappings of civilized luxury. A dividing line begins to develop between strong and weak tribe members, with the weak becoming… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Feels like lesser Luis Bunuel (or Derek Jarman); it's an intriguing short-film idea stretched out to feature length, worth a glance primarily as an artifact of its time."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"the one-joke premise quickly wears thin"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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