This John Travolta Movie Has Been on Netflix’s Top 10 List for Weeks (& It’s So Intense)

This John Travolta flick is making a major comeback on Netflix, and we can see why.

Introducing the 2012 action thriller film, Savages, which has been sitting on Netflix’s list of most-watched movies for weeks. We’re not totally surprised by the news, since the movie was a commercial success, ranking fourth at the box-office on its opening weekend. Not only that, but the movie has also garnered tons of praise from critics for its captivating plot.

Based on Don Winslow's novel of the same name, Savages follows Ben Leonard (Aaron Johnson) and Chon McAllister Jr. (Taylor Kitsch), two entrepreneurs who run a successful marijuana business in Laguna Beach.

Things are smooth-sailing for the duo, until a cartel leader named Elena Sánchez (Salma Hayek) enters the picture and insists on setting up a partnership for their lucrative business. Ben and Chon try to escape the cartel with their lover, Ophelia Sage (Blake Lively), but when she gets kidnapped, all hell breaks loose. With the help of a corrupt DEA agent named Dennis Cain (Travolta), the pair must go up against the cartel.

The movie also stars Benicio del Toro, Demián Bichir, Sandra Echeverría and Emile Hirsch. It was directed by Academy Award winner Oliver Stone and produced by Moritz Borman and Eric Copeloff.

According to movie critic Roger Ebert, the negotiation scenes are the most compelling. He wrote, "Much of the fascination of Savages comes through Stone's treatment of the negotiations, which involve percentages, sliding scales over three years, an ultimate payout, and other financial details that drugs have in common with big business. It's spellbinding to watch the two sides trying to outthink each other."

Get your popcorn ready, because this is a good one.

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