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ONLY GOD FORGIVES - Blu-ray review

moviemet.com
7 March 2014
  • Summary: “Only God Forgives” is a memorable mix of symbolism, twisted psychology and violent retribution, and an intriguing follow-up to director Nicolas Winding Refn’s previous film “Drive.
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Audio 8
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Only God Forgives Blu-ray Review

DoBlu
14 November 2013
  • Excerpt: As part of the financing for Drive , director Nicolas Winding Refn committed to making a second movie. That second movie was Only God Forgives , a nearly silent film starring Ryan Gosling, relying heavily on a steady electronic score from composer Cliff Martinez. Drive was a slick car thriller from the director, marking him as a hot name to follow in cinematic circles. Only God Forgives is a violent and bizarre tale, set in the gritty underbelly of Bangkok.
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Overall 8
8.0

Only God Forgives

slantmagazine.com
26 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Set in a sweaty Bangkok, within a heat-lamp palette of harsh reds and blacks, Only God Forgives starts out in hell, then pushes even further into demonic darkness, resolutely growing more stifling and sinister. It's a far cry from the daydream buoyancy of Drive , which despite its copious violence was still a glimmering bauble, a goofy, gory riff on ideals of heroism filtered through a hodgepodge of fetish symbols and basic Freudian themes.
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Movie overall 6
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Only God Forgives (Blu-ray)

upcomingdiscs.com
25 October 2013
  • Summary: Though the film may not have met my initial expectations, the film still is a refreshing piece of violent art in an era of filmmaking where the directors are afraid to take chances and when studios are looking for the next remake or sequel.  I find it hard to say I recommend this, because the audience that will appreciate this is very small, but if you are looking for an intelligent action film that will challenge you, I’d give this a try.
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Overall 5
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Only God Forgives

dvdizzy.com
22 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Nicolas Winding Refn opts for far more style than substance in Only God Forgives , which renders it a major disappointment following the highly enjoyable Drive . One hopes his considerable directing talents are applied to something less violent and more meaningful in the near-future.
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Only God Forgives

DVD Talk
20 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Simultaneously booed and lauded at Cannes, Only God Forgives is a beautifully shot film of questionable substance from Nicolas Winding Refn and actor Ryan Gosling. Every frame is perfectly lensed in this neon-tinged Thai nightmare about a drug dealer who avenges his brother's murder, but the characters are ugly and the narrative purposely vacant. Kristin Scott Thomas steals her scenes as a trashy chic mother wolf with a violent streak. A curiosity to be sure. .
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Only God Forgives

Rock! Shock! Pop!
12 October 2013
  • Summary: Only God Forgives is as stylish and remarkably violent as it is genuinely moving and thought provoking. This is more than just beautifully photographed exotic bloodshed if you’re willing to look beneath the surface and despite the similarities to Drive it sees both Refn and Gosling going in different directions than they did in that earlier film.
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Overall 7
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Only God Forgives

High-Def Digest
11 October 2013
  • Conclusion: From Nicolas Winding Refn, if you're expecting another film that matches up with 'Drive,' prepare yourself for disappointment. 'Only God Forgives' may have the strong filmmaking qualities that we wish every film carried, but the story itself is messy and missing several key elements that connect us to the characters and story. The exquisite style compensates for the narrative flaws, but not enough to satisfy.
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Overall 8
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Only God Forgives Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
5 October 2013
  • Summary: Only God Forgives is fully a product of its filmmaker. Not that any film is not in some way a product of its filmmaker but there's a certain air of both visual familiarity and reserved confidence to the film that's quite unlike anything else out there not directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.
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Audio 9
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Extras 4
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Only God Forgives

BluRay Authority
10 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Ryan Gosling can smile, right?  Because I think I’ve seen him smile in a movie before and I’m quite sure that he’s capable of doing it again.  Ok, so maybe he doesn’t smile in Only God Forgives , but I have to believe that in the future some director will say “Hey Ryan, show us those pearly whites of yours!” and he’ll force the atrophied muscles around his mouth to produce a smile.  It’s got to happen.
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