Metacritic Movie Ratings
Savages Reviews

3.0

59

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    A return to form for Stone's dark side, Savages generates ruthless energy and some, but not too much, humor.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Savages is Oliver Stone doing what he should have done a long time ago: making a tricky, amoral, down-and-dirty crime thriller that's blessedly free of any social, topical, or political relevance.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    The violence is graphic, the dialogue can be awfully arch and the style is often mannered, but this long, dense adventure takes surprising side trips into thoughtfulness, ruefulness, whimsy and romance. It's high-grade entertainment sustained by a buoyant spirit.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Savages represents at least a partial resurrection of the director's more hallucinatory, violent, sexual and, in a word, savage side.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Savages comes off as director Oliver Stone trying to rekindle his "Natural Born Killers" mojo from 1994. But when the bigger-name stars show up here in cartoonish roles, things feel more silly than gritty.

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