Only God Forgives [DVD] [2013]

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  • Release Date: 10/22/2013
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (21 out of 25)

Special Features


  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Nicolas Winding Refn
  • Behind the scenes
  • Director Interviews
  • The Music of Only God Forgives with Cliff Martinez

Synopsis


Only God Forgives
Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn and star Ryan Gosling reunite for this intense crime drama set in Thailand, and following a powerful crime boss seeking bitter vengeance for the murder of her son. American gangster Julian (Gosling) and his brother Billy are the owners of a Thai boxing club that covers for a lucrative drug-smuggling operation. Using the business as a front, they deliver the drugs to London at the command of their ruthless mother Crystal (Kristin Scott Thomas). Upon learning that Billy has been murdered, Crystal travels to Bangkok to claim his body, and bury the people responsible for his death. Driven by the devastated Crystal to avenge his brother's brutal death, taciturn Julian becomes entangled with a ruthless police detective who practices his own definition of justice. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Ryan Gosling
    Ryan Gosling - Julian
  • Kristin Scott Thomas
    Kristin Scott Thomas - Crystal
  • Vithaya Pansringarm
    Vithaya Pansringarm - Chang
  • Tom Burke
    Tom Burke - Billy
  • Rhatha Phongam
    Rhatha Phongam - Maï



Customer rating

4.0
84%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Hellish Nightmare in Thailand

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    Unknown646260

    This is easily one of my favorite films this year. From Nicholas Winding Refn, the director of DRIVE, BRONSON, and the PUSHER trilogy comes his latest vision of the underground drug ring run my Julian, (GOSLING) and his family. After Julian's brother is murdered, his mother pays a visit to Thailand not only for the funeral but for revenge. They do not know what they are getting themselves into. The lighting and cinematography and intense acting and imagery onscreen is nothing short of spectacular and even though there is probably less than 20 lines of dialogue in the film it kept me on the edge the whole time. some of the most beautiful looking scenes that i have come across in a while are greatly accented by the ominous music that is placed in the background. There is something so compelling and transcendental about this film that it sucks you in. Although this film is not for everyone i highly recommend it to anyone with an open mind and especially to anyone who is a fan of Nicholas Refn. ONLY GOD FORGIVES - 9.5/10

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Only God Forgives is a Surreal Journey

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    Enigma1969
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    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. Multiple viewings open up the film and a second proves much more satisfying than the first when it's a bit easier to look beyond the style and find the other pieces yearning to be discovered therein. Anchor Bay's Blu-ray release of Only God Forgives features high quality video and audio. A nice array of bonus content is included. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Will God Forgives This Movie?

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    Whitepinkman
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    A very stylistically beautiful abstract film yet so shockingly violent that many may turn off by that entirely. If you look beyond the violence, there are some very interesting ideas. And on the technical level, you can't deny the beauty of the cinematography. If you want to own this, get it in bluray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Visual Assault!

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    JB19
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    Only God Forgives is a highly stylized and violent crime thriller. It's a slow burn that rewards patient viewers with it's underlying themes, atmosphere & the breathtaking cinematography! Director Nicolas Winding Refn's auteur status definitely rises on this film. Recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Drive to get this flick

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    CandyFreak
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    This is a pretty decent movie from the director of Drive, and like that film this movie has a lot of style and atmosphere with a lot of long takes. Worth a look. The blu-ray presentation is very good and this is definitely the version of the movie you should get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It either works for you or it doesn't

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    JJDyno
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    I'm a much bigger fan of this film than most people are -- including probably the director. Yes, it's dark and nihilistic, but it's beautifully twisted, disturbingly violent, and gorgeous to look at. Give it a shot and see if it's right for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect but if you are fan of Winding Refn....

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    rcossio777
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    Its not his best film (Drive) but this films does inherent some of the behaviors of that film. The score is great and the acting is great. The violence is a bit over the top so if you have a weak stomach, you have been warned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gosling and Refn back at it.

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    HAL9000
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    Another Ryan Gosling / Nicholas Winding Refn project but is WAY more strange than "Drive". It has all the elements that their previous works are known for with and story that is more twisted than his usual. Great visuals and soundtrack!!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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