Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Based on a true story, Savage is a brutal, gritty and uncomfortable watch… one of those films where you know, pretty much around the next corner, someone is getting hurt. And usually by something pretty unpleasant. Split into three key events, the film charts the rise of Danny – an enforcer in a New Zealand street gang – as he grows from a boy into the violent enforcer of the Savage gang. Lead Jake Ryan is utterly convincing as Danny (aka Damage) – an unhinged brute whose starting to question his role in the wider gang. Debutant director Sam Kelly does a solid job and the film maintains it’s bleak outlook from start to end. So maybe not one to watch in lockdown but still a solid and engaging effort.
Best Bit: Hammer.
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Sons Of Anarchy (TV), Easy Rider, Romper Stomper