Excerpt: John White has reviewed Only God Forgives for this website and you can find his review here . I pretty much agree with everything he says and although the film is likely to divide viewers, it's not quite like anything else I've ever seen.
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.
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...
Conclusion: Only God Forgives is a brutally violent but stylistically captivating film that's layered beyond its surface. The problem is that said surface is so refined, so beautiful that it's sometimes difficult to see the deeper themes and meaning underneath.
Summary: Eliciting boos at Cannes before winning top honours at the Sydney Film Fest, Only God Forgives is proving even more polarising than the last Nicolas Winding Refn / Ryan Gosling collaboration, Drive . Ostensibly a crime narrative, tonally it’s more of a surreal horror.
Conclusion: Winding Refn rÃ¤jÃ¤ytti vuonna 2011 pankin elokuvallaan Drive , josta tuli sekÃ¤ mainstream-menestys ettÃ¤ kulttihitti. SiinÃ¤ missÃ¤ moni ohjaaja olisi jatkanut tekemÃ¤llÃ¤ lisÃ¤Ã¤ samaa, pÃ¤Ã¤tti Refn olla tanskalaiseen tapaan hankala ja tehdÃ¤ oidipaalisen taide-elokuvan.