Only God Forgives
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|Contributor||Vithaya Pansringarm, Nicolas Winding Refn, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ryan Gosling, Gordon Brown|
Only God Forgives reunites the vision of renowned director Nicolas Winding Refn with Ryan Gosling in a gritty thriller set in the seedy underbelly of Bangkok. Julian (Ryan Gosling), an American fugitive from justice, runs a Thai boxing club as a front for his drug business. His mother (Kristin Scott Thomas), the head of a vast criminal organisation, arrives from the US to collect the body of her favourite son, Billy. Julian's brother has just been killed after having savagely murdered a young prostitute. Crazy with rage and thirsty for vengeance she demands the heads of the murderers from Julian. But first, Julian must confront Chang (Vithaya Pansringarm), a mysterious policeman-and figurehead of a divine justice-who has resolved to scourge the corrupt underworld of brothels and fight clubs.
- Package Dimensions : 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 83 Grams
- Director : Nicolas Winding Refn
- Run time : 90 minutes
- Release date : 4 December 2013
- Actors : Vithaya Pansringarm, Gordon Brown, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ryan Gosling
- Dubbed: : English
- Studio : Icon Films
- ASIN : B01CYDL8O2
- Country of origin : Australia
- Number of discs : 1
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Unfortunately, it doesn't work. Ryan Gosling's tried and tested formula of saying little and staring into space reacting to events around him, quickly becomes tiresome and ultimately contributes to what becomes an irritating movie.
The script is off, disjointed and in place unconvincing. Whilst the set designs are well done, the overall sense if that there is too much style at the expense of everything else. Kristen Thomas' lines and character aren't convincing and it's not clear what the themes are here, never mind what the movie has to say.
The best character in the move is the police chief who is really the most entertaining character in the film.
Overall I found this quite a frustrating movie to watch, as if the director had some half baked ideas that weren't fully realised.
This was an 18 rated and has violence BUT the rest is just staring, creeping about and would probably classed as a genre or film noir, found it boring but stuck with it, now regretted.
Currently on this website it has 47% one stars reviews, and 23% five star reviews.