- Genre: Thriller
- Film running length: 130 min
(excl trailers and advertisements)
- ROI Release Date: 21/9/2012
- Directed by: Oliver Stone
- Country: United States
- Language: English
- Distributor: Universal Pictures
Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively
Based on Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel, Oliver Stone’s thriller ‘Savages’ tells the tale of two green-fingered Californian entrepreneurs whose mastery of marihuana cultivation takes them head-to-head with Mexico’s most ruthless drug gang.
Buddhist Ben (Aaron Johnson) and his ex-mercenary friend Chon (Taylor Kitsch), along with Ophelia (Blake Lively) and a corrupt DEA agent played by John Travolta, take on the ruthless Baja Cartel in ‘Savages’…and friendship proves to be one of their most effective weapons.
Strong bloody violence, strong drug use and sexual content.
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Savages: Average guest rating breakdown (across UK & Ireland):
Total ratings: 57
Average rating: 3.5
Latest customer reviews (from a total of 5 reviews):
Savages - Cool
Story, soundtrack and filming was excellent.
The film is slow, there is too much swearing and John Travolta with his comic grin does not work for me.
The last section of the film warms up and with a bit of a twist it just about keeps you awake, although I did yawn a few times through the film.
Even with the graphic violence the film is missing something, maybe it was the way it was told !
Only 12 people were in the cinema last night.
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