Savages Movie Review – Brutally Honest Action Movie

by on December 2, 2012

in Entertainment, movie reviews

Savages, a quick movie review

A quickie movie review from Brusimm: Savages comes at you right up front and sets the tone for what you can expect in the categories of gore and sex. (No… not at the same time.) It delivers a wonderful piece of action that’s capped off with an ending that should either satisfy you or confound you.

But all in all, it’s a good story told around a decent bit of action.

Blake Lively, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Taylor Kitsch in Savages

Savages, from the illustrious Oliver Stone, stars Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch, & Aaron Johnson as pot growers who have taken a combination of smart schooling, a good sense for great pot, and a serious amount of field testing and put it to a profitable business. But Stone pits our indie pot growers against the drug cartel who wants in on their action. Other critical cast includes Benicio del Toro, John Travolta and Salma Hayek in a great new kind of role for her.

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Salma Hayek in SavagesThe movie starts out setting a tone of the adult nature of the story, from some torture scenes to “intimate” scenes that most parents won’t want to be explaining to their kids.

The story is about two guys who figure out how to grow the perfect pot and they go on to sell and market it. They grow their business to the point that the cartel wants in on their part of the world. But they decline. Politely.

But being the cartel, well, on isn’t a word that is sent their way often. So they steal the boys girlfriend (it’s complicated) to force them to accede to their demands. But they didn’t count on how Chon (Kitsch) and Ben (Johnson) would respond to this attempt to coerce them to accede.

Chon, being ex-military with ex-military friends, has other ideas about bowing to the cartel, and getting their girl (Lively) back.

And the fun ensues from there.

Benicio del Toro in SavagesKitsch plays the damaged war vet while del Toro brings it to the screen as a memorable gangster with aspirations and

The action is detailed oriented, with the usual amount of graphic action that one can expect from Oliver Stone. ‘Nuff said.

Savages definitely doesn’t suck and a worthy flick for rental or if you’re a Stone movie fan, something to add to your collection!


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