As sun-baked and drug-fuelled a noir as you’ll ever find, Savages is a glorious mess of gritty violence, moral decay, and near-camp social commentary. It’s not perfect and barely sane, but it cuts a swath across its many targets with a confidence director Oliver Stone hasn’t shown in some time.
When their shared girlfriend is kidnapped, two pot growers- University of California graduate Ben and former NAVY SEAL Chon- face off against a Mexican drug cartel to rescue her.
According to ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, before agreeing to cast Taylor Kitsch in the lead role Oliver Stone requested Peter Berg show him thirty minutes from BATTLESHIP so he could judge in Kitsch had what it took to lead a movie. Berg agreed and after viewing the clip Stone decided Kitsch did.