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Watch: Savage the movie is gritty and emotional

Savage has just opened in New Zealand cinemas. It’s raw, emotion and powerful – check this out.

Savage tells the story of a gang leader called Damage and the critical moments in his life that lead him becoming the violent and moody enforcer of a gang in Wellington. 


Superb performances by the cast – particularly lead actor Jake Ryan. and a special mention to the young members of the cast shown in flashbacks

9 out of 10 for acting. 


This is a powerfully written drama with some surprisingly tender and emotional moments. Great plot development and back story elements. 

8 out of 10 for story 


Great compositions in all scenes with perfectly balanced and lit shots. 

8 out of 10 for cinematography 


Authentic sets and costuming give the film a realistic look and evoke the various time periods superbly

8 out of 10 for sets and costumes.


It’s gritty, violent, tender and raw, and the story is a perfect balance of those elements. 

9 out of 10 for entertainment value. 


Adding all those scores means Savage gets and average of 8.4 out of ten. 

This is a must see movie – sure it has violent moments, but the violence is not gratuitous and is appropriate given the setting – blown away by this film. 


In New Zealand Cinemas 10 September 2020 

101 Minutes

Starring: Jake Ryan, John Tuhi, Chelsie Preston Crayford

Directed by: Sam Kelly  


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