To me, not many films have managed to capture the absolute chaos of cival war like 'Salvador' did. It's a relentless and ultraviolent ride through hell and features an outstanding performance from James Woods as both an idealist and an adrenaline-driven maverick. Stone brings his own provocative views on US foreign miltary politics and even manages to portray both sides as equally murderous. Arguably his masterpiece.
Discreto lavoro di Stone,che racconta in modo duro la politica imperialista americana in uno dei suoi tanti aspetti che non vengono troppo risaltati dall'opinione pubblica.La prima parte non è mi è piaciuta,sembra quasi parodistica,poi sale di tono nella centrale,i momenti di panico e guerriglia sono resi molto bene e sono ottimi gli scontri dialettici con i funzionari americani,mentre il finale lacera in due.3,5*
Story of a man with no morals who through political hardship gained his soul. James Woods really hits the mark in this film and great writing from Oliver Stone with help from the real Richard Boyle. Great movie with great cast including Jim Belushi and Jon Savage.
A smart, ambitious early directorial effort from Stone. The tone is alternately somber and funny and it captures the chaos, the misery and the warmth of being in a falling in love with a foreign country falling apart. James Woods gives a mesmerizing performance as the quintessential Woods weasel. Seems to gain strength as it goes. 7.8/10 Also, props to John Savage, as usual.