Summary: Only God Forgives is a visually mesmerizing masterpiece. Nicolas Winding Refn's direction is even more stylized than Drive. Beautiful cinematography, neon-soaked lighting with surreal dream sequences, very much like a David Lynch film. The performances are excellent. Ryan Gosling plays Julian, a drug smuggler running a Thai boxing club laying low in Bangkok with his brother Billy after killing a man. Ryan Gosling was good even though he didn't have to much to say.