Whatever you do, don’t listen to all the chatter—Savages doesn’t mark the “return” of Oliver Stone. That’s not just because he never went anywhere, but it’s also because his new film is simply passable. Whereas the veteran director usually says it like it is—a straightforwardness I find refreshing—here he wallows in ambiguity. His half Buddhist, half pro-drug message gets muddled in an over-extended, sometimes exciting slosh of pulp.
Savages Capsule Review