Rating: MA15+ 129’ Strong bloody violence, frequent drug use, sex scenes and coarse language
Cast: Aaron Johnson(Kick-Ass, Nowhere Boy), Taylor Kitsch(John Carter Battleship), Blake Lively(The Town, The Green Lantern), Benicio Del Toro(Traffic), John Travolta(Pulp Fiction), Selma Hayek(Frieda)
Director: Oliver Stone(Wall Street, Natural Born Killers, Nixon)
Based on Don Winslow's best selling crime novel that was named one of the New Yor Times top 10 of 2010.
Laguna Beach entrepeneurs Ben, a peaceful and charitable marijuana producer, and his closest friend Chon, a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry-raising some of the best weed ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia. Life is idyllic in their Southern Californian town...until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. When the merciless head of the Cartel, Elena, and her brutal enforcer, Lado, underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon-with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent-wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvres in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
"Spraying flair as well as blood, Oliver Stone's über-colourful and graphically violent thriller depicting drug cartels, double dealings, foul play and sex is a wild, full throttle experience," Louise keller urban Cinefile
"Bloody violent, bloody savage and bloody wonderful, Oliver Stone's Savages shows how well a talented filmmaker can transform a novel into a movie," Andrew Urbane
"A candy-colored black valentine to titillation, garish brutality and groovy post-fin-de-siecle excess, this ode to cinema's most exploitative pleasures finds Stone chronicling America's dark side at its most sun-kissed." Anne Hornaday Washington Post
"The movie's great surprise, and delight, is Salma Hayek's Elena, a svelte monster with a Cleopatra haircut who runs the cartel." Joe Mortgenson Wall Street Journal