Drama / Crime / Thriller
Director: Oliver Stone
Running time: 131 mins Released: 21st September 2012
A trippy crime story that harks back to lurid Oliver Stone pics of old. Drug dealers Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch) are very different in temperament: Ben is a peaceful, hippy type while Chon is an aggressive ex-Navy SEAL, but together they grow Walter-White-grade marijuana and share a girlfriend, O (Blake Lively). Increasingly successful, their business attracts the attention of a ruthless Mexican cartel boss (Salma Hayek). When she learns that they are unwilling to partner with her she sends sadistic enforcer Lado (Benicio Del Toro) to kidnap O, and Ben and Chon go to war to get her back. Dennis (John Travolta) is an amiably corrupt DEA agent with a personal connection to the boys who must unravel the mess carefully if anyone is to get out alive.