Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Aaron Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Taylor Kitsch), 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 (Blake Lively). 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 cartel, Elena (Selma Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Benicio Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon-with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (John Travolta)-wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel.
- Director: Oliver Stone
- Country: USA
- Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
- Year: 2012
- Run Time: 02:10:58
- imdb Score: 6.8/10 (7,681 votes)
- Language: English
- Rating: R
- Cast: Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Emile Hirsch, Blake Lively, John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Uma Thurman, Benicio del Toro and Demián Bichir
Emanuel Levy - EMANUELLEVY.COM
"Grandiose underworld pulp staged with screw-tightening skill and a taste for nasty kicks that spills over into sadism and dread. It's like a jacked-up 'Miami Vice...'"
Owen Gleiberman - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"With Savages, Stone gets his mojo back and pulp-fiction fans are all the better for it."
Randy Myers - SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS