Only God Forgives

Only God Forgives

DVD - 2013
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Julian, an American fugitive from justice, runs a boxing club in Bangkok as a front for his drug business. His mother, the head of a vast criminal organization, arrives from the U.S. to collect the body of her favorite son, Billy, who has just been killed. Crazy with rage and thirsty for vengeance she demands the heads of the murderers from Julian. But first, Julian must confront Chang, a mysterious retired policeman who has resolved to scourge the corrupt underworld of brothels and fight clubs.
Publisher: Beverly Hills. CA : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment : Starz Media, 2013
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD ONLY
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1
laser optical,NTSC
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
4 3/4 in
1 videodisc (90 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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JOSEPH SARDO
Jul 25, 2017

At first, the visuals made it sufficient enough for it to be enjoyable. As it drew to its climax, it became increasingly obvious how subpar and lacklustre the film was, in my opinion. Also not at all a fan of gore.

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richdanderson
Nov 02, 2016

This movie was WAY better than I expected. Although, I should admit that I often love movies that most find offensive and boring and violent.

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downsman
Aug 03, 2016

Very stylish-slash-pretentious Lynch-like movie which I liked to some extent but which is played so excruciatingly s-l-o-w-l-y I found myself fast-forwarding some of it. 2 1/2 stars since I am in a good mood.

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KennyBania
Mar 13, 2016

I only borrowed this to see if it was as bad as the reviewers say it is (and to see Kristen Scott-Thomas who I'm crazy about) and the movie indeed is worse than bad! It's just plain silly. Silly, Silly.
It's got a silly cartoony look (just try to get through the first 20 minutes without fast forwarding!), a melodramatic script, and overacting by everyone. i.e. long silent stares, overdone music, too many side shadows. Seems to be trying for a 1940s detective look on a massive budget.

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somchay
Nov 05, 2015

Only God could forgive whoever made this beyond lousy film. Trying to say that the people who don't like this trash don't get it is an easy excuse. There is only one thing to get; this is a terrible movie. It seems like they were trying to make a David Lynch/Quentin Tarantino type movie and failed miserably.

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SirRichardII
Oct 27, 2015

Revenge on Karaoke Night!

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BestMovieCritic
Oct 22, 2015

Very stupid movie, very awful. Can't believe Ryan & Kristin were in this "thing". Total waste of time.

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OpusTheFowl
Aug 31, 2015

I can see why some people really don't like this movie but I'm guessing they are the types that need everything explained to them. Not as good as 'Drive' but somewhat close. Vithaya Pansringarm was great...

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youngmikolo
Jul 28, 2015

Plain awful. Director tried to be stylish for stylish's sake. No explanation of why brother Billy did what he did. Waste of time.

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paeng63
Apr 15, 2015

Only God Forgives is a very weird movie that may not be for the average mainstream audience. I needed some explanation with regards to the characters and what they represent to truly appreciate the movie. The violence is slightly over-the-top and a little unsettling, especially in one scene, but you can't expect anything else from Nicolas Winding Refn.

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jimg2000
May 10, 2014

WE KNOW RIGHT OFF THAT THE MOM WAS TROUBLE: Mother: Good morning.
I'm checking in.

Receptionist: Wait a moment, please.
I'm afraid the room won't be ready
until four o'clock. It's a policy.

Mother: Get your manager.

Receptionist: Mr. Manager, could you please
come out to the reception?
He'll be here in a minute.

Manager: What's your problem?

Receptionist: I have a guest here
who'd like to talk to you.

Manager: Good morning, madam.
How may I help you?
Mother: Listen to me.
I have just traveled 10,000 miles
to see the corpse
of my first-born son.
I haven't slept in 30 hours,
and this bitch says
I can't have my room.

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jimg2000
Apr 29, 2014

From IMDb: Chang: [in Thai] Why did you kill him?

Choi Yan Lee: [in Thai] Because he murdered my daughter!

Chang: [in Thai] You knew what your daughter was doing. Why didn't you stop her?

Choi Yan Lee: [in Thai] How else was I to make ends meet? I have four daughters and no sons. What else was I supposed to do? Don't you understand? My daughter's just been murdered!

[Chang silently approaches]

Chang: [in Thai] This isn't about your dead daughter. It's about your three living daughters. This is to make sure you never forget them.

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jds1
Feb 15, 2014

jds1 thinks this title is suitable for 20 years and over

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Ron@Ottawa
Mar 05, 2014

Violence: Scenes of extreme violence and gore, mostly delivered by a machete.

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