I saw the movie 'Savages' last night. I note that some critics panned the movie, saying it was not believable. I found it to be the kind of intense,drug war shoot'em up that you would expect from Oliver Stone--with some odd plot lines that, again, you would expect from Stone. I am not going to provide a full review of the movie, but I do want to point out a few lines delivered by John Travolata, who plays a crooked, on-the-take DEA agent. Lines that a libertarian can fully appreciate. At one point, in trying to give a sense that the drug war is a mess and rife with corruption and something that should have been expected to turn out this way, he says, "It's just like Iraq."
At another point he says, as a crooked agent, "We have to make our money now. Drugs are going to be made legal soon and then all the profit is going to be gone. The opportunity is now." This, of course, supports the libertarian claim that drug gangs and wars wouldn't exist if drugs were made legal.
At another point, Travolta, in trying to explain how powerful the female leader of a drug gang is, says, "When Hillary Clinton grows up, she would like to be as powerful."
The movie does have some off-the-wall violence, but there is a plot and this trailer probably gives a sense that there is a little more violence than there actually is