We’re back, after a long break, time to try reviving these rave reviews… never say never applies to many things. Let’s start with something different to what we usually try… a bad bad film and bad bad review, solely to help you steer clear.
The general rule should be to only watch good movies and only write reviews of good movies, as time is limited. But as I’ve already wasted my time on this, if I can save anyone else from wasting 141 minutes on this, the review is worth it. It’s shit. Don’t bother. There. Trailer was good though.
Oliver Stone – I don’t think he was even there. Can’t really explain the results any other way.
John Travolta – supporting role and completely wasted (no pun intended).
Benicio Del Toro – I didn’t particularly like it, although some might disagree. Definitely not even close to his best.
Salma Hayek – pretty much wasted.
The main cast – who are they anyway?
My favourite quote is not from the movie, it’s from imdb reviews: “… Taylor Kitsch has no charisma. None. The furniture was more interesting than he was, and had more emotional range. …”
Please don’t confuse with The Savages (2007) which is worth seeing. That’s enough, that’s already more words than Savages deserves.