Nicholas of Movies Hate You Too writes:
There was a time when the words “An Oliver Stone Film” meant something… that time has passed. He’s gone from being a respected filmmaker with some outlandish views to conspiracy theorist that also happens to still make films. Savages desperately tries to recapture the ‘magic’ of Natural Born Killers and U Turn but it fails to stop the continued hemorrhaging of Stone’s once proud career.
Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch) run a successful pot business to together. Their perfect lives are thrown into turmoil when a rival operation from south of the border makes them an ‘offer’ to give up life as an independent and join their cartel. When they refuse the cartel’s offer their shared girlfriend O (Blake Lively) is kidnapped. The duo decides it’s time to act like savages to get her back.