Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman, David Zayas, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Cara Seymour
|Cinematography||W. Mott Hupfel III|
|Editing||Brian A. Kates|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Fox Searchlight Pictures, Lone Star Film Group, This Is That Productions, Ad Hominen Enterprises, Cooper's Town Productions|
|Language||Strong, fairly frequent, in contex, mild impact|
|Sex||Brief infrequent sexual innuendos and implied sex|
|Violence||None, but sustained emotional intensity|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Lara de Matos
Peter Feldman The Savages is thought-provoking cinema and is likely to appeal to those who value the interaction of the characters and don't mind feeling uncomfortable about the eccentricities of the protagonists or the tension that exists between them.
Anna Smith It's an impressive film in many ways, but a bleak one without much emotional impact.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The Savages confronts a day that may come in all of our lives. Two days, actually, the first when we are younger, the second when we are older.
Jason Anderson Though conventional in other aspects, The Savages is unusual for its richness of characterization.
James Berardinelli the film offers insight into painfully awkward family dynamics and, while a note of hope is sounded upon closing, it will not send audiences dancing to the exits.
Peter Travers Given the subject matter — caring for an aging parent — The Savages is damn funny, as long as you don't mind laughs that stick in your throat.
The Savages benefits from engaging characters and related performances, sharp writing, and just the right touch to keep the material from becoming sappy and/or melodramatic.
Tomatometer A brilliantly constructed family drama with superb performances.
What the People say
2184 Netizens Well done!
Average .. 70%