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Genres Drama Thriller
Running Time 130 min
Release Date Jul 6, 2012
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Savages

Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben, a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon, a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry--raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia. Life is idyllic in their Southern California town...until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. When the merciless head of the BC, Elena, and her brutal… Show more

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July 6, 2012 - Boston.com - By Ty Burr, Globe Staff

Despite his concerted efforts to sabotage it in the last five minutes, “Savages” is Oliver Stone’s strongest work in years — a stylish, violent, hallucinatory thriller with both a mean streak and a devilish sense of humor. It’s not at all for the faint of heart. The heroes are pot dealers — pot entrepreneurs, really — and their interactions with a Mexican drug cartel that wants their business are as bloody as the headlines would have you believe. Heads get blown apart and eyeballs dangle. There are chainsaws. The operating assumption is that blowtorch hyper-realism is the only appropriate approach to this subject.

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