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Only God Forgives will, understandably, have people running for the exits, and running for the hills. It is very violent, but Winding Refn's bizarre infernal creation, an entire created world of fear, really is gripping. Every scene, every frame, is executed with pure formal brilliance. Read full review
This is one of the most shocking and one of the best movies of the year. Read full review
The movie contains little in terms of traditional action, and Refn never uses it in a rousing or exciting manner, either. That would break the nightmarish spell this strange, beautiful film casts on the viewer. A mother’s love has never been this ruinous. Read full review
Refn has consistently delivered films that have subverted our expectations, and has proven himself a master at stylistic self-reinvention, but this feels like the first time he’s gone back to any particular well. Read full review
It takes the basic form of the revenge flick and dips it in tar, making for a movie that comes out sticky, nasty, and black. Read full review
Crushingly, the dependably perverse art-action director Nicolas Winding Refn has finally made a boring movie. Read full review
Only God Forgives is a hypnotic fugue on themes of violence and retribution, drenched in corrosive reds. Read full review
God may forgive you for seeing this needlessly brutal film. But you won't forgive yourself. Read full review
The wallpaper emotes more than Ryan Gosling does in Only God Forgives, an exercise in supreme style and minimal substance. Read full review
The collision of violent spasms and art-film ennui leave the viewer’s brain bloody but unfilled. Read full review
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