Savages (Unrated) 2012 UNRATED CC

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(590) IMDb 6.6/10
Available in HD

Oscar-winner Oliver Stone brings to life this ferocious, Unrated Edition about two best friends whose marijuana business comes to the attention of the ruthless Mexican Baja Cartel.

Starring:
Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively
Runtime:
2 hours 22 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

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Savages (Unrated)

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Oliver Stone
Starring Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively
Supporting actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jana Banker, Candra Docherty, Nana Agyapong, Gary Stretch, Benicio Del Toro, Diego Cataño, Shea Whigham, Karishma Ahluwalia, Joaquín Cosio, John Travolta, Jonathan Carr, Demian Bichir, Antonio Jaramillo, Salma Hayek, Jake McLaughlin, Alexander Wraith, Anthony Cutolo
Studio Universal Pictures
MPAA rating Unrated
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Great cast, good story.
Ms. Christine M. Glass
Which does not make it a bad movie, it just leaves me a bit perplexed.
Brian C.
Then the twist at the end was too much.
thatjakedude

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90 of 95 people found the following review helpful By Judicious on November 17, 2012
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I enjoyed all 132 minutes of this film, although I was reluctant to rent it at first based on some of the negative reviews here. It was one of the better films I've seen in a while. Without getting into the plot (do we really need long, amateur interpretations of the plot?), it was also better than what I expected after viewing the trailer. If you're considering renting it don't hesitate. I'm not recommending purchasing it since it's not the type of movie someone would watch more than once. The entire cast did a great job of making this movie highly entertaining. The supporting roles played by Travolta, Hayek, and Del Toro were superbly done. Most of the negative reviews seem to be from people having higher expectations from Oliver Stone, or from having read the book, but I was simply looking for something worth watching. Thank you for taking the time to read my review.
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29 of 38 people found the following review helpful By M. Oleson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 8, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Oliver Stone returns to his most violent movie since "Natural Born Killer," this time focusing on a couple marijuana entrepreneurs and their shared girlfriend. Chon (Taylor Kitsch in his best movie role yet) is a former Navy SEAL who manages to bring back potent marijuana seeds from his tour in Afghanistan. His lifelong friend Ben (Aaron Johnson) is hooked on Buddhism and doing charitable work in Africa. His college degree is in business and botany. How perfect. Together they amicably share a love interest in Ophelia (another surprising performance from Blake Lively), who is known as "O."

As the story centerpiece "O" is the glue that holds things together. She's also the chief weed sampler. The story suggests that this relationship may be a bit more than two boys liking a girl but that question is never quite answered. Hmm. All is well until they get an "invitation" to join a powerful Mexican cartel headed by Elena (Salma Hayek). Saying no is not a good idea, as the guys are exposed to the grisly beheadings of cartel foes. Elena and her California chieftain (an iniquitous Benicio Del Toro) need the secret to the THC-rich strain of pot so they kidnap poor "O" on the eve of trio's departure to a secret location in Indonesia.

Here is Elena's deal. She gets 30% of the revenue, $13 million up front and they keep "O" under wraps for 1 year. After that, the business venture ends. Naturally Ben and Chon don't like the arrangement. Especially Chon who realizes, the ruse will never end. Added to the fun is John Travolta who plays a senior DEA agent. He is on the take from Ben and Chon and may be playing all sides. Stone gets strong performances from his cast in this savage thriller. I can't help but wonder however why Stone decided to go with two endings. The first one was fine.
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45 of 62 people found the following review helpful By wexgate on August 10, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I was very excited when I saw that Savages was being made into a movie. The book is so dark funny and exciting all at the same time. I could think of no one better to direct than Oliver Stone. He has the perfect sensibilities for such material.
I left the theater wanting to ask for my money back. It was very clear that Stone phoned this one in. The majority of the dark humor, that was so prevalent in the book, has been erased from the movie. A perfect example of this is the exclusion of O's mother from the movie. That character is wonderfully amusing and gave great insight into the character of O. The one exception to this is John Travolta as Ben and Chan's FBI contact. He turns in a wonderfully wacky and entertaining performance that I feel is on par with his Pulp Fiction turn. Travolta seems to be the only one who looked at the source material.
I also have to address the ending. There has never been a more blatant example of a studio forcing a director to change an ending. It is weird awkward and just plain embarrassing. What happened to the Oliver Stone who directed Natural Born Killers? This material was in desperate need of that edge and humor. Does Stone not have final cut approval? I certainly hope he did not have it on this piece of junk. Read the book and don't waste your time on the movie.
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23 of 32 people found the following review helpful By B. Branum on November 19, 2012
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There is nothing about this movie I can recommend. The plot is never believable at any point. The characters are cliche with no depth. The production values are good, but it's all for nothing.
It starts with a voice over where "O" tells you what kind of movie it is. She explains your assumptions are wrong. She's right in my case. I assumed Oliver Stone could still make a decent movie.
Characters are introduced. It's all very dramatic and silly. "O" is a rich girl with daddy issues. You also have your war scarred soldier, hippy world savior, ruthless cartel strong man, corrupt law officer, hacker, etc.
The hippy grows the best weed in the world! He wants more from life, though. He and the soldier love each other and run a successful marijuana cultivation company. They both love O. They are all so happy in their love triangle, but the cartel wants in on their business. Bro-mance don't want to deal and O pays the price.
Bro-mance is willing to do anything to rescue O. They love her SO MUCH! This is possibly the most absurd part. This amazing woman spends her days getting high, shopping, and having sex with Bro-mance. The only back story you get is that her father is absent, her mother is often away, she's rich, and has been using drugs since she was 14. She's a spoiled drug addict with daddy issues who has never done anything with her life because she didn't have to. What a rare find in California! She gets kidnapped because she has to go to the mall one more time before they all flee the ruthless cartel. Seriously. The cartel's strong man, who has been watching the threesome, isn't sure if Bro-mance loves her or if she is just a prostitute. You wouldn't know either if O didn't tell you. Apparently love is getting high and having sex.
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