9.25PM, SBS2 ★★
Best buddies Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch) grow the best dope in the US, and their business model is not all about the money. However, when their shared girlfriend (Blake Lively) is kidnapped by a vicious Mexican drug baroness (Salma Hayek), the boys must drop the nice pusher act and get nasty. Speaking of nasty, Savages lives up to its title and then some, with waves of grotesque violence – inevitably involving Benicio Del Toro’s psychotic henchman – crashing on the screen with all the subtlety of a hairdresser with a chainsaw. Approach this warped affair as a guilty displeasure – perhaps as a Natural Born Killers for stoners – and Savages just might work you over the way you want.