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Only God Forgives Reviews

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August 5, 2013
It's a film with a dark heart but a heart nonetheless.
August 5, 2013
It's a film destined to be either loved or despised. Both reactions seem equally valid.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2013
The story unfolds in a series of carefully composed tableaux accompanied by a mixture of western and oriental music, and what is enacted is a dreamlike fable of revenge and retribution.
August 2, 2013
( ... ) pretentious at times. But if you fancy a Thai-flavoured cross between David Lynch and Chan-wook Park's Korean movie Oldboy, expect to be drinking the atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 2, 2013
This film is just ugly, ugly, ugly, and isn't exciting or interesting enough to make it up for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 2, 2013
Spellbinding, visionary, ambitious and deeply affecting, Only God Forgives is one of the absolute must-sees of the year.
August 2, 2013
A horrible hymn to the rougher excesses of the id
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 2, 2013
Like it or not, this is a study in weakness, submission, impotence, symbolic castration even.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 2, 2013
Ponderous dialogue swerves into self-parody, while frequent scenes of dismemberment and suchlike bore rather than appall, making it difficult to care who slices who in its escalating litany of ultra-violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 1, 2013
Directors are always digging around in their psyches for material - David Lynch, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Lars von Trier ... Refn's anxiety seems out to top theirs. But there's no joy or folly or transcendence. It's a one-dimensional video game of death.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 1, 2013
Ryan Gosling and his "Drive" director, Nicolas Winding Refn, sail into the heart of darkness and emerge with a trinket of crackpot porno kitsch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 1, 2013
Garnished with so many details to enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2013
I saw it about three weeks ago, and already I can't recall some details of the unmemorable story. On the other hand, there are some vividly stylized images I will never forget.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 1, 2013
Refn has at least set the bar high for his aesthetic future. After this, any Refn thriller will be some kind of event.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2013
A psychoanalyst's wet dream. When can we see it again?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 1, 2013
Audiences expecting Drive 2 from this reteaming of Gosling and Winding Refn will be disappointed: this is a stylishly original movie that refuses to play by the rules.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2013
It's stylishly shot but nasty, sickeningly violent and, above all, extremely dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 1, 2013
Nicholas Winding Refn's follow up to Drive is an ultraviolent revenge thriller that's the very definition of style over substance, though the style is so mesmerising that you end up forgiving its various flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 31, 2013
If you're caught in Refn's spell, everything holds together. But if the spell glances off you, it's hard to walk away with anything from watching the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
July 30, 2013
A pointless waste of time and talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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