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Only God Forgives 2013

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(229) IMDb 5.7/10
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Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling reunite in the highly acclaimedOnly God Forgives--a stylish, mesmerising and thrilling journey through Bangkoks criminal underworld. Julian (Gosling) runs a boxing club as a front for a drugs operation. He has everything he wants for and is respected in the criminal underworld though, deep inside, he feels empty.

Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas
1 hour, 30 minutes

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Genres Action & Adventure
Director Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas
Supporting actors Vithaya Pansringarm, Gordon Brown, Yayaying Rhatha Phongam, Tom Burke, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Pitchawat Petchayahon, Charlie Ruedpokanon, Kowit Wattanakul, Wannisa Peungpa, Narucha Chaimareung, Danai Thiengdham, Wittchuta Watjanarat, Nophand Boonyai, Teerawat Mulvilai, Aratchaporn Sataed, Dujdao Vadhanapakorn, Matthew Ryder, Oak Keerati
Studio Lionsgate
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

2.4 out of 5 stars

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By James on 25 May 2015
Format: Blu-ray
Okay let me get something clear. This film is not for everyone. If you're the casual movie goer who wants to relax and watch some action or stuff like that then look away. This film is for the kind of movie lover who likes to think, who likes to analyze and likes these dark movies. There is child prostitution, murder, rape, themes of incest, explicit sexual themes. But what you need to understand is that it is not just there for the sake of being there, the director doesn't put it in because he wants to shock you he does it because he can use it to add to the film, whether to deepen characters and develop their backstory or set the tone or in fact just be a metaphor or something to develop the plot. The score is great, it's visually fantastic, stunning if you will. And while some may say it's style over substance (and I wouldn't necessarily disagree with them) I do believe there is a lot more to it through analyzing the film. I ask the people who hated it to re-watch it with the understanding that this isn't the revenge flick you were probably expecting the first time you went to see it and to really think and not have the film explain everything to you and hopefully you will enjoy it or atleast get a bit more out of it than the first time. And if not then that's fine, if you're one of those people then I recommend Drive, that one is a little more easy to like. I personally loved the film as the art house movie buff that I am
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27 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Albatross TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 4 Dec. 2013
Format: DVD
`Only God Forgives' is one of those `Marmite films.' Basically, you'll either love it or hate it. I daresay there are few with feelings in between those two ends of the scale.

Some will say that it's a beautiful, arty masterpiece. Others will simply label it dull and boring. Basically, it's both and neither. How you perceive it will largely depend on how much you like these types of films.

It's billed as a `revenge thriller.' That may not sit well with some people as they may feel a bit mislead. If `revenge thriller' makes you think of plenty of action and fast-paced car chases, you are severely far from the mark. Yes, it's about revenge, but it's more of an `art-piece' than an all-out action thriller.

The scenes are slow, filled with painstakingly long shots of characters as the camera pans backwards. Every shot has been crafted to perfection, primarily utilising colours and lighting, over snappy dialogue. Plus, if you're watching it for the film's leading man, Ryan Gosling, you may need to know that in the ninety minutes the film runs for, he only has about twenty-two lines to say.

Basically, don't expect action and thrills (even though it's labelled a `thriller'), expect violent art and understated performances. If you can live with that, you'll love it. If that doesn't sound like your ideal way to spend an hour and a half then it's probably best to steer well clear.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on 31 July 2013
Format: Blu-ray
There is nothing like an oddball Thai noir film with Ryan Gosling. Ryan runs a fight club in Thailand. His older brother Billy kills a prostitute. Billy in turn is kill by the father of the dead girl, assisted by a vigilante cop (Vithaya Pansringarm). Ryan realizes his brother was no saint and doesn't enact revenge and then the over the top drug dealing potty mouthed mom (Kristin Scott Thomas) shows up to makes things worse.

The main problem with this film is that Ryan's character was never developed, or developed to the point you cared about him. It was a bad role. The drug dealing, while discussed wasn't really part of the plot other than background material. The background of Billy, was told to us as was many plot points that didn't mesh well into an enjoyable tale. Kristin Scott Thomas' character carried the film for what it was worth.

This film is clearly not for everyone and I give three stars for its uniqueness and potential, not the entertainment value.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, N-word. No nudity (unless you count art). No sex. Adult themes.
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46 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Nash on 1 Dec. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
'Only God Forgives' seems to have received very mixed reviews since it's release and I believe one of those reasons is how it was marketed.

the original marketing material painted the film as a revenge thriller that revolved around Ryan Gosling's character who ran a gym. It would have been easy to believe that the movie would be a violent action packed thriller with the brutality of the director's previous film 'Drive'.

This way of thinking really does 'Only God Forgives' no justice at all.

What we have is a powerful character study that is as achingly beautiful as it is stunningly emotional. Many have comment that there isn't much dialogue, but this is why the film works on a far greater level then almost all other films made in recent years. It knows when to show and not tell, which is arguably what film is meant to do.

Every shot in the film could be a photograph and every note of music is as perfect as scores can be. The main `fight' in the film is so beautiful that it really feels like a dance between two different generations, both believing that they are doing what is right.

For me this film is as close to perfect as cinema can be and I truly believe that it is a film that should be experienced.

I understand that many will not agree with me, but for all those that don't I'm hoping that an equal number will. This film may not be as action packed as their previous film 'drive' but in my view it is a far more accomplished piece of cinematic genius....

I truly love this film and cannot truly express how stunning an achievement it is.
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