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Savages

Savages

DVD - 2012
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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.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Home Entertainment, [2012]
Edition: Unrated ed
Call Number: DVD F SAVA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (142 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 09, 2019

One of the best movies ever with an amazing storyline, Many cruel things happen in the movie but that is what makes the movie worth watching. It is suspenseful and a little mysterious one of my favourite parts is them finally rescuing their shared girlfriend after her being kidnapped by a mexican drug cartel. I loved how they ended the movie with a big suspense and the fact that we don't actually know what happened to all three of them I rate this movie 5 out of 5 because I personally liked it very much and would recommend, for an older audience. @movieslayer123 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Savages is a action thrilled movie, with lots of action, guns, killing, drugs, etc so if your into that type of movies, Savages is the one for you. This is a action, gun, drug, bit of comedy filled movie! I enjoyed this movie because it had a lot of action and crime and was interesting to watch! I recommend people who are into action , violence, drug, crime, comedy movies to watch this i also recommend this for ages 18 and up do to some graphic content. 5/5 Stars. @SunshineLove of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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lavasushi
Sep 17, 2018

On my Tour de Blake Lively films. She is sure pretty and a good actress if you like pretty women floating around being pretty. Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are hotties. Benicio Del Toro is always kind of creepy. I thought it was a good, doesn’t make sense but who cares because everyone but Benicio is cute, kind of film.

The young leads here are disappointing -- Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson -- but Travolta, Benicio del Toro and Salma Hayek are incredible. The movie is worth checking out for their performances alone. The script is caught between a Michael Mann type shoot-'em-up and a "War on Drugs" theater of the absurd.

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ridley1976
May 21, 2018

Maybe I was in the wrong mood but I couldn't make it through 30 minutes...

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ANTHONYZEDAN
May 27, 2017

If you like movies about Mexican drug cartels, you will probably enjoy this film which has a lot of violence and sex in it. Like the title suggests, you as the viewer must decide who the real savages are in the on-going drug war and what it means to be a savage. Big budget, glossy Hollywood version of the two surfers-turned-entrepeneur good guys and their live-in lover growing premium medical marijuana and the black market that wants to undermine their legitimate business. I recommend the unrated version. Salma Hayek has a juicy role in this film.

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gingin1972
Mar 23, 2017

Pretty good but very violent!

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brownwilliam
Feb 27, 2017

Salma Hayek playing the evil but sexy drug king (I mean) Queen-Pin,all the dope coming into Anerica;blame the DEA,The CIA,FBI and the Mexican Mafia for letting the smack into America.Law Enforcement is being paid off to let the stuff into America.Savages-Benicio Del Toro-Weasel,John Travolta-Hyena.

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soccerkid89
Oct 07, 2016

This movie was a good movie. It may not not have been an A-List movie. However it was alright though. My favourite scenes in the movie was Scene 12 and Scene 13. It had an all star cast. The girls I found attractive in this movie were Selma Hayek,Karishma Ahluwalia,Amber Dixon Brenner and Sandra Echeverría. The actors did a fantastic job with their roles. Correction to IMDB it was Sandra Echeverría in that love scene with Trevor Donovan not Selma Hayek.

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jimg2000
May 01, 2016

The drug war bled savages whose appalling brutality were no less gruesome than ISIS. But even savages have Achilles heels that made them vulnerable to their enemies. While the Laguna Beach connection in a drug war is unique and intriguing, it is not as "savage" as another drug war film Sicario, 2015 which also starred Benicio Del Toro as a ruthless killer.

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fdb045
Dec 10, 2015

Not great but not bad either. Fast pace keeps your interest.

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soccerkid89
Sep 18, 2017

Violence: The first scene involves a man who had claimed to have betrayed his syndicate has his face bloodied, with pieces of skin and tissue peeling off from chunks of his face. One piece is seen to drop on the floor in front of him. This sequence ends with the man being torched alive.

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soccerkid89
Sep 18, 2017

Coarse Language: The film contains frequent strong coarse language, such as the expletives 'f**k' and 'motherf**ker'.

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Ron@Ottawa
Apr 26, 2013

Sexual Content: A couple of scenes of sexual intercourse with limited nudity.

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Ron@Ottawa
Apr 26, 2013

Violence: Some scenes of torture and beheading, with plenty of gore.

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jimg2000
May 01, 2016

Not in IMDb yet:

Dennis: If you want to see the real crooks, the real pros, just turn on the fxxking TV. Yeah. We've made heroes of whores. A nation of whores. Wall Street. Washington. Those bastards make what I do out here look pathetic. If they woke up with my job, with my life, with my salary, they'd be looking for the nearest gun to swallow.
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O: I looked up the definition of ”savage.” It means, "Cruel, crippled." ”Regressed back to a primal state of being.” One day, maybe, we'll be back. For now, we live like savages. Beautiful savages.
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O: I have orgasms. He has war-gasms.
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Chon: So, I read up on your Buddha. According to the Dalai Lama, if you are in a position to prevent greater violence, strike first and strike fast.
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Elena: You see how I never laugh and I never cry? Well, that's because I have Botox of the heart.
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O: I have orgasms. He has war-gasms.

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jimg2000
May 01, 2016

Many quotes in IMDb as these:

Chon: I think, basically, you want us to eat your shit and call it caviar.
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O: [voice-over] It started here in paradise, Laguna Beach, where they say God parked himself on the seventh day, but they towed him on the eighth.
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Chon: Grow up Ben. You don't change the world, it changes you.
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Elena: If the mountain doesn't come to Mohammed, Mohammed comes to California.
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Ben: That was Mexico, this is Laguna. The cops wear shorts and ride bicycles.
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O: [voice-over] Call me O. I was named after Ophelia, the bipolar basket case in Hamlet who committed suicide. So I cut it down to just O.
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Lado: Stop begging! You sound like a woman...

aaa5756 Aug 05, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

aaa5756 Aug 05, 2013

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
― Albert Einstein

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DexDude
Apr 25, 2013

DexDude thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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