Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Savage (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

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 

7 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...