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Year
1986
Runtime
122 min.
Director
Oliver Stone
Genres
Drama, Thriller, War, History
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
14,712
Checks
2,151
Favs
98
Dislikes
12
Favs/checks
4.6% (1:22)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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    Zeltaebar

    Salvador is a brutal and raw portrait of a country in despair, besieged by evil at a particular historical moment in time, but it is also a brutal and raw portrait of a real life character, the hard-drinking, whoring, lying and scheming, but also couragous and dedicated photo journalist on who's recollections the movie is based. Oliver Stone's deft hand at directing makes a small budget seem like a big studio production, and he is blessed with great actors that perform some of their most intense work here. James Woods rightly got nominated for an Academy Award for his intense, though still relateable and human, and highly ad-libbed performance with excellent support from the other actors. There is a certain documentary vibe to the picture and everything feels highly realistic. There is a loud and clear political message here, with an accusing blood-stained finger pointing at the Reagan-administration, which, from what I can gather, seems to be largely justified. 3 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #67 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  2. This movie ranks #68 in 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  3. This movie ranks #70 in Quentin Tarantino's Coolest Movies of All Time
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  4. This movie ranks #295 in Masters Of Cinema
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  5. This movie ranks #745 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  6. This movie ranks #793 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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