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Oliver Stone attempts down ’n’ dirty neo-exploitation

 

Coming in at a bloated 130 minutes, Oliver Stone’s would-be slice of down ’n’ dirty neo-exploitation breaks the number one rule for this kind of thing: get in and get out fast.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Taylor Kitsch deliver as the heart and brawn of a pot-growing operation.

Yet problems arise with their mutual girlfriend Blake Lively’s staggeringly vapid narration and a meandering plot that never conveys her kidnap is as high-stakes as the characters seem to think it is, regardless of all the decapitation.

Salma Hayek and Benicio del Toro are fun as the cartel antagonisticos, but the ending’s foray into po-mo bullshit is just irritating.

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