Savages (2012)

Oliver Stone directs Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Taylor Kitsch and Blake Lively in this starry drug cartel thriller where a Californian threesome find themselves being stepped on by a Mexican kingpin.

Numb leads. Distracted plotting. Frenzied direction. Every time Savages threatens to settle into something compelling, it wanders off in a haphazard direction. Squandering a strong support cast of Benicio, Travolta and Salma. They may be hammy and ill served by stock parts but they remind you of the better movies this isn’t. Way of the Gun, Pulp Fiction or Once Upon a Time in Mexico. You could be having a real good time elsewhere.


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