Savages: In Oliver Stone's dizzying crime thriller, California marijuana farmers (Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively) go to war against a Mexican cartel demanding a piece of the action. The young leads are less than scintillating, but Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek and John Travolta offer spectacularly outrageous turns.
- Marjorie Baumgarten
The Queen of Versailles: A wealthy couple builds America's largest house, then gets burned when the real-estate market tanks. Funny and poignant, the film mocks American materialism without condescending to its subjects.
- Kenneth Burns