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Three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone brings to life this ferocious, sexy epic. In a glittering California beach town, two best friends' innovative marijuana business has come to the attention of the ruthless Mexican Baja Cartel. As a seemingly unwinnable war unfolds around them, they're forced to take part in a savage battle of wills to save the girl they both love. Starring Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio del Toro and Salma Hayek.

Starring:
Uma Thurman, Emile Hirsch
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DVD, Blu-ray

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  • Feature ages_18_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 15 minutes
Starring Uma Thurman, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch, Benicio Del Toro, Blake Lively, Demian Bichir, Salma Hayek, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta
Director Oliver Stone
Genres Drama, Thriller
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK
Rental release 12 April 2013
Main languages English
Subtitles Swedish, Finnish, Icelandic, Danish, Russian, Arabic, English, Norwegian
Discs
  • Feature ages_18_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 15 minutes
Starring Uma Thurman, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch, Benicio Del Toro, Blake Lively, Demian Bichir, Salma Hayek, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta
Director Oliver Stone
Genres Drama, Thriller
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK
Rental release 12 April 2013
Main languages English
Subtitles English

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Format: DVD
I like Oliver Stone films generally, and I was excited to see this one, but this is a real mess. I gave it 2 stars because it could have been worse. It had no interesting characters, no-one to care about at all, no real plot or story - just a 'situation', and the ending didn't really make any sense - in fact, it was a total mess. The acting was enough for the one-dimensional characters, but that's it. I thought that the film might be a brutal warning against the allure of drug trade - easy money, sex, power, etc - but it didn't even go there. To be honest, I don't really know what it was about. A film by Oliver Stone with Benicio Del Toro, Selma Hayek and John Travolta about drug cartels sounds really promising, but this fails deliver on any point. It wouldn't surprise me to learn that Stone was rewriting this as he was shooting it. Who knows. Stone can do better, hopefully.
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Chon (Taylor Kitsch) is an ex-Navy SEAL. He grows some fine pot with his close friend and botanist Ben (Aaron Johnson). They share a girlfriend in Ophelia (Blake Lively) who fills in the plot points with narration and claims just because she is telling the story doesn't mean she will be alive at the end. I found her story telling irritating at times.

As fate would have it, the evil Mexican cartel wants to combine businesses. Our guys tell them, they want out, and they can have the whole thing. The Mexicans didn't like that answer. In order to ensure cooperation the cartel kidnaps Ophelia as the guys form a rescue plan. Ben must quickly learn to kill without the aid of any training or a music montage. Our heroes must walk a fine line between disrupting the cartel while working for them.

I liked Oliver Stone more when he made his historical films with a "truthiness" aspect to them. Now he thinks he is Tarantino. The film was certainly watchable and made very well. I believe it was beneath Stone to have done the film. The ending I thought was a mess and needed better developing...but at the same time if Tarantino did it, it would be genius. This is a love it or hate it type of film. I will take the middle ground.

GUIDE: F-bombs, sex, nudity, brief rape, torture.
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Oliver Stones’ overlong violent thriller has a plot that stretches credulity, a screenplay peppered with risible dialogue and characters which are difficult to empathise with. This is an amoral tale about a couple of Ben and Jerrys-esque marijuana growers and dealers based in Laguna Beach, California threatened with a hostile takeover from a ruthless Mexican Baja cartel that will do anything to achieve its ends. The narrative involves kidnapping, torture, beheading, murder and a nauseating love triangle involving the two dope-dealing anti-heroes and a rich girl with daddy issues. For me, the only vaguely interesting moments of the whole movie were the sit-down negotiations between both sides and the references to percentages, sliding scales and other financial details which appeared to be set up to mirror big business. The film features scenery chewing performances from Salma Hayek as the fearsome head of the cartel, Benicio Del Toro as her brutal moustachioed enforcer and John Travolta as a corrupt lawman - but despite their valiant efforts this movie is a massive disappointment and borders on the edge of parody. The ending is something to behold. But perhaps I am being too harsh. I suggest that this is a film to watch on television so that you can arrive at your own conclusions.
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Chon' 'Ben' and 'Ophelia' are best friends and lovers
'Chon' (Taylor Kitsch) and 'Ben' (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) run a successful drug supplying business.
Their dealing with a Mexican-Cartel is about to take a turn too far for the duo, the Cartel led by 'Elena' want to strike a new deal, ' 'Chon' and 'Ben' are reluctant to play ball.
The cartel do not compromise, it's their way or no-way................'Lado' the enforcer for 'Elena' take 'Ophelia'(Blake Lively) as prisoner to get the duo to tow the line.
'Chon' and 'Ben' realize they will have to fight fire with fire sinking to similar acts of brutality dished out by 'Lado' and his henchmen to secure the release of their friend and lover.
In truth it's not the fastest moving plot , however it will allmost certainly hold your attention.
Many sequences during the film are frankly uncompromising and brutal , also many scenes containing use of drugs.
Good Picture and Sound Quality..............worth a spin.
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It's really frustrating when Lovefilm/Amazon look at a low res film poster and assume because the female lead has a black bob haircut it must be Uma Thurman! And actually Uma would have done a much better job than Salma who was utterly unconvincing as a mafia boss. Felt like Oliver Stone came up with this movie whilst doing bongs with a bunch of wealthy teenage stoners on Venice Beach. Funny though because when Tarantino attempts this sort of thing with Jackie Brown it feels effortless. Unfortunately for Oliver Stone it really doesn't work, I'm getting a little concerned about Mr Stone because Platoon was a long time ago. The film has such a lackadaisical approach it is hard to even slightly invest in any of the characters. To be fair Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson do the best that they can. Benicio Del Toro is also suitably unpleasant. But I don't get why we should care about 'O'? I mean poor girl, she's so pretty and rich yet her parents are absent. Boo hoo! welcome to the 21st century! Best thing to do is get it on with two guys sometimes successively and others in tandem. That will make the audience engage with her more. Seriously though what does her character actually contribute? The narrative had more holes than swiss cheese and ultimately the whole venture was totally pointless. Rewatch some of Stones pre Millennium work and remind yourself why he is a hollywood great, try to erase this from your memory maybe through acquiring some 35% thc produce.
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