Savages (2012)

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Director: Oliver Stone

Writers: Shane Salerno, Don Winslow, & Oliver Stone (Based on a novel by Don Winslow)

Entertaining moments but mostly a mess.  Nice to see Stone getting sort of back to his over the top craziness.  I guess they moved it to Summer to be counter programming but it just doesn’t seem to fit in July.  Maybe if I saw it on a Fall night my reaction would’ve been different.  I enjoyed the hell out of Del Toro.  He is always nutty and entertaining.  Just feels a little too flabby, especially in the middle, with some bizarre twists and a very strange ending.  It was OK and I give Universal credit for trying it as a Summer movie.  I’ll bet it plays better on home viewing.

About Jon Watches Movies

My name is Jon and I live in New Jersey. These are the movies I have watched since January 1, 2011.
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