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02 August 2013
Certificate 18
Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm
Nicolas Winding Refn
Nicolas Winding Refn


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OUT 02 AUGUST 2013

Only God Forgives

Genres Thriller, Crime

Film synopsis US ex-pat Julian Thompson (Gosling) runs a Bangkok boxing club as a front for his family’s drug business. When his brother Billy (Burke) is killed to avenge the murder of a prostitute, Julian must deal not only with the arrival of his mother Crystal (Scott Thomas), but also a police chief (Pansringarm) who has supernatural abilities...


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Posted by istudiodre at 18:55, 31 July 2013 | Report This Post


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Posted by istudiodre at 18:55, 31 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: A complete miss
Empire have indeed given it 5/5. Damon Wise was the reviewer. Think the letters page of the next issue is going to be interesting. lol.  More

Posted by JCR at 22:57, 25 July 2013 | Report This Post

A complete miss
Managed to watch it and it is not good. It looks incredible and the score is as good as Drive, but apart from that, it's hollow. The violence is ridiculously nasty and off putting, even for hardened viewers, and the characters are terrible. Gosling is given nothing to work with, and I love him as an actor but he's just not good in this film, while the rest of the characters are just unpleasant people. It's not quite as bad as most say, but it is pretty rubbish and incredibly disappointing; two s More

Posted by hjfleeds at 12:49, 24 July 2013 | Report This Post

It's so dull. Like Heaven's Gate dull. In fact that maybe being unfair to Heaven's Gate. The awkward dialogue and long periods of silence feel like it's being directed by a student who has seen Eraserhead a million times and is desperate to emulate it. To say it's a bad movie suggests it might have some entertainment value; it doesn't. It's not bad, it's just boring. Mind crushingly boring If Empire really have given it 5/5, I can see that review being quietly erased- much like the Attack More

Posted by JCR at 00:18, 23 July 2013 | Report This Post

I literally just finished watching it. It was such a disappointment. I'm so underwhelmed :/  More

Posted by BabsyBuck at 00:19, 22 July 2013 | Report This Post

Biggest disappointment of the year
How did it all go so wrong? A fearless director and the hottest actor around at the moment together so soon after their masterpiece Drive - surely it can't fail? Only God Forgives is so pretentious and full of repetitive shots of hands and Gos slowly turning his head bathed in red light that it has to be considered arty...unfortunately at times it feels like it some sort of parody of Drive. A bum note for all concerned - graphic violence, hardly any dialogue, extreme lighting and a Cliff M More

Posted by kojaksmoneybox at 21:50, 19 July 2013 | Report This Post

where's the review?
the poster is already claiming that Empire has given it 5 stars.  More

Posted by tysmuse at 20:08, 19 July 2013 | Report This Post

Rrrrrrr rrrrrrrr rrrrrrr
All revved up (see title) for this 'un. Loved "Drive" so got high hopes ...  More

Posted by Mallory Holt at 14:56, 27 June 2013 | Report This Post

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