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Only God Forgives

R| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
In Thailand, a drug trafficker's (Ryan Gosling) icy mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) sends him on a mission to avenge his older brother, who was killed for beating an underage prostitute to death.

Cast: Ryan Gosling , Kristin Scott Thomas , Vithaya Pansringarm , Rhatha Phongam , Gordon Brown , Tom Burke , Byron Gibson , Pitchawat Petchayahon

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Genres: Crime drama, Thriller

Distributor: Radius TWC

Only God Forgives (2013)

Release Date: July 19th, 2013|1 hr. 30 min.

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fan reviews ( 6 )
  • Where "Drive" shrewdly mystifies, Only God Forgives stupefies. You can see its gears grinding. But I'll always hang on for a rare talent like Refn. Even when he stumbles, he leaves you eager to see what he's up to next. show more

  • Only God Forgives would seem to be a parody of something or other — "Blue Velvet"? "Last Year At Marienbad"? — except that the film takes itself seriously to the point of suffocation in telling its lurid tale of slaughter and revenge. show more

  • Only God Forgives is a hypnotic fugue on themes of violence and retribution, drenched in corrosive reds. show more

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  • November 02, 2013 rh00000000139214
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    Not worthy of a long review. Put simply, this film is garbage.

  • October 22, 2013 xr00000000168773
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    Literally the worst movie I\'ve watched in a VERY long time. I won\'t give it any stars. I watched until the end only because I was waiting for it to get better. I am still waiting. 89 minutes of my life I will never get back.

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Nicolas Winding Refn on 'Only God Forgives,' Ryan Gosling's Silence, and Getting Booed at Cannes

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on July 16, 2013

Only God Forgives Facebook "Drive," Ryan Gosling and director Nicolas Winding Refn's previous collaboration, was a moody tone piece punctuated with sudden, intense violence. Refn ups the ante in h...

'Only God Forgives' Poster: Kristin Scott Thomas Goes Neon in Nicolas Winding Refn's Latest

Posted by
Alex Suskind on June 6, 2013

When Nicolas Winding Refn's "Only God Forgives" debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last month, it produced a wide range of reactions, including boos and walkouts (of course, that's not the first ...

'Only God Forgives,' Ryan Gosling's New Film, Gets Jeered at Cannes

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Jenni Miller on May 22, 2013

Everyone has been chomping at the bit to see Ryan Gosling in "Only God Forgives," the new movie from "Drive" writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn. Their awesome/weird arthouse bromance has been extens...

'Only God Forgives': Two New Trailers Debut for Ryan Gosling's Fight-Fest

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Drew Taylor on April 18, 2013

Earlier today it was announced that the team behind "Drive," director Nicolas Winding Refn and star Ryan Gosling, would have their new opus "Only God Forgives" play in competition at this year's Canne...

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