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    Only God Forgives (2013) Review - Cannes Film Festival | Film School Rejects

    When it’s all said and done, Only God Forgives unfolds in a manner so uncaring of its own story that it manages to make Drive seem nuanced and multi-faceted by comparison. As the brief run-time drains away, Refn placates his own peculiar goal – either one intended to enrage audiences, or one born out of genuine delusion – ahead of making an entertaining and coherent film. Though the pic will be sold on its soaring lead star, his contributions here are scarely memorable – with the exception of a brilliantly-scored fight scene against Chang – and it’s easy to believe that his scenes could have been filmed inside of about a week (especially given the abundance of slow motion).

    Simply, without a brand name like Refn’s at the helm, there’s no way this project would be In Competition at Cannes, nor would it have attracted its talented stars, nor even found its way out of your local bargain bin. A sure regression from the director’s prior work, Only God Forgives is a hugely disappointing, hollow shell of a movie.

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    In kind of surprised at the horrible reviews OGF is getting. I'm still excited to see it though.

    I loved Bronson and liked Drive but I haven't seen VR or Pusher.

    Some reviewers seem to be saying they like Refn's other stuff, but I wonder if Drive set up certain expectations if refn for others.
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    New Beverly Cinema

    The New Beverly is showing the entire Pusher trilogy on July 13th.
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    Nicolas Winding Refn Visits the Criterion Collection



    Or, if you prefer to read rather than watch:

    Nicolas Winding Refn

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    So i watched OGF 2 nights ago. It was definitely violent, but the story was terrible. The only interesting character was the main thai cop, but those karaoke scenes were painful. I would not recommend this movie.
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    Exclusive: Nicolas Winding Refn Says He's Making A 'Valhalla Rising' Sequel Set In Tokyo | The Playlist

    When asked how this could be a sequel, Refn cryptically said, “Tokyo is a world onto itself.” This didn’t seem to clear up exactly how One Eye could emerge from the early Viking era to modern day Tokyo, so when pressed, Refn teased that the film was, “About the future…”

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    Review: Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives' Starring Ryan Gosling | The Playlist

    On paper, “Only God Forgives” is exactly the movie we might have wanted -- a re-visitation to the dark, fetishistically violent world of "Drive," with added local color and occasional, acid dialogue. Onscreen it’s that too: just that and no more. It makes us realize how we much we had come to subconsciously expect Refn to somehow change it up again and how silly of us that was.“Only God Forgives” is not the movie we hoped for, but it's probably the movie we asked for instead. [B]

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