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Salvador 1986

From Amazon: Director Oliver Stone (Platoon, JFK) offers up this brilliant, engrossing true-life account of the violent civil war in El Salvador as told through the perspective of a has-been journalist trying for one last grasp at glory and finding the true horror of war. James Woods is freelance journalist Richard Boyle, who leaves San Francisco broke with his drug-addled, disc-jockey buddy (Jim Belushi) to cover the escalating conflict and hopefully return to his former stature as a war correspondent. What he finds is a nation torn by random violence, shifting ideologies, poverty, and the malevolent influence of the United States. Boyle...

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Salvador Movie Review by Movie Addict (1/4/2014)

Salvador, based on the true experiences of photojournalist Rick Boyle, is Oliver Stone at his best. The film calls into question how American audiences can ever know who to trust in a media covered war.

The film hinges on James Woods's excellent performance. He is a wannabe Hunter S. Thompson who wants to get credit for...

(complete Salvador review by Movie Addict)

Salvador Movie Review by Jarrod (5/17/2011)

'Salvador' was Oliver Stone's last film before Platoon, Natural Born Killers, and JFK, which catapulted him into the Hollywood elite, and made him both very successful and highly controversial.

Stone, famously, has always been sympathetic to left-wing causes, and critical of American foreign policy, from the Vietnam...

(complete Salvador review by Jarrod)

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