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Oliver Stone panders, but 'Savages' doesn't pan out

With "Savages," director Oliver Stone sets aside the highfalutin' airs of his last few pictures ("Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," "W," "World Trade Center") and cuts loose with his idea of a fun summer movie - a lurid, fast-paced thriller about two California pot farmers whose mutual girlfriend is kidnapped by a rival Mexican cartel. This is the Stone of "Natural Born Killers" and "U Turn" and "Any Given Sunday," a director whose flair for absurdist excess and merciless satire can turn off viewers of milder sensibilities.

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