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Rittdog
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re: Refn's "Only God Forgives" Is Apparently Terrible

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Bronson was amazing, I couldn't wait for the movie to end.


The movie started off so great. I thought this was going to be an amazing movie......But it was just alright.

Chopper was better imo.


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SlowFlowPro
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re: Refn's "Only God Forgives" Is Apparently Terrible
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possibly woman-hating



i mean

what teh frick?


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re: Refn's "Only God Forgives" Is Apparently Terrible
Now that i went back and actually read that review


It kind of got me more excited for the movie to be honest


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Baloo
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re: Refn's "Only God Forgives" Is Apparently Terrible
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Refn's becoming the Malick of noir crime thrillers

totally stealing this line. I don't like Malick either. Both completely fail as storytellers. They prefer imagery over a coherent narrative. This sounds like Drive without the great performance from Albert Brooks.


TulaneTigerFan
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re: Refn's "Only God Forgives" Is Apparently Terrible
Yeah, I was just thinking that this sounds like an exaggerated version of Drive, which led to me trying to determine why I enjoyed Drive so much. Brooks and to a lesser extent Cranston saved that movie.


wildtigercat93
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re: Refn's "Only God Forgives" Is Apparently Terrible
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Exaggerated version of Drive


Im perfectly okay with that


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Froman
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re: Refn's "Only God Forgives" Is Apparently Terrible
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It's like a real life "Medellin"


Medellin was more like a fictional version of something that happens all the time.


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LoveThatMoney
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re: Refn's "Only God Forgives" Is Apparently Terrible
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I still want to see it. Even if it sucks, he's earned a pass.


I go back and forth on Winding Refn. I enjoyed Valhalla Rising to a certain extent. It was visually intriguing. Very dreamlike. Or perhaps nightmarish is a better word. But it wasn't really a great movie.

Bronson, despite Tom Hardy's great performance, was complete ass. It had no momentum at all. It simply sat stagnant as you wondered what this nut job would do next and why you cared. Then you realize you don't, and you turn it off halfway through the second act.

Drive was incredible and Winding Refn's most complete movie that I've seen. I'm still intrigued by Only God Forgives, but a little less so now.
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re: Refn's "Only God Forgives" Is Apparently Terrible
I'm behind on Winding Refn's other works. I've only seen Drive. And based on that, I'll buy a ticket to whatever he puts out.

The Pusher trilogy is up next though.

I'm still pumped for Only God Forgives after looking at other opinions. Seems to be pretty divided, not all negative.


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betweenthebara
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re: Refn's "Only God Forgives" Is Apparently Terrible
Refn fanboy here. No way it sux.


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Macintosh504
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re: Refn's "Only God Forgives" Is Apparently Terrible
It looks good to me. Bunch of uptight frenchies if you ask me. They probably mad that Gosling didn't show up and wanted to trash him for it.


ColaTiger
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re: Refn's "Only God Forgives" Is Apparently Terrible
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Ryan Gosling only has 17 lines of dialogue.


WHAT?!?!? How can you call this a movie if the star only speaks 17 lines??? Movies are supposed to have people talking and stuff!!


beaverfever
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It looks good to me. Bunch of uptight frenchies if you ask me. They probably mad that Gosling didn't show up and wanted to trash him for it.
Refn is a Euro so I'd think they'd give him props if it was even average. Doesn't appear to be the case


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ColaTiger
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re: Refn's "Only God Forgives" Is Apparently Terrible
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I don't like Malick either. Both completely fail as storytellers. They prefer imagery over a coherent narrative.


Movies aren't books. They are movies. But I know I can't change your mind about that.


Macintosh504
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WHAT?!?!? How can you call this a movie if the star only speaks 17 lines??? Movies are supposed to have people talking and stuff!!

Tell that to Kurt Russel in Soldier.
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Baloo
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Movies aren't books. They are movies. But I know I can't change your mind about that.

I know they aren't books. But the idea that art shouldn't say something is such a cultural cul de sac. It's just asserting your own meaninglessness. Why should I bother?


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wildtigercat93
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re: Refn's "Only God Forgives" Is Apparently Terrible
Holy shit


jrowla2
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re: Refn's "Only God Forgives" Is Apparently Terrible
I'm just amazed that a film can be soo polarizing. I thought Drive was polarizing but this one sounds that much more so. I will not be seeing it but look forward to the epic arguments that it will spawn.


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SlowFlowPro
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re: Refn's "Only God Forgives" Is Apparently Terrible
there are few more pretentious shots than a slow mo/stationary shot with the focal character in the middle just sitting/standing there

i'm sure baloo will back me up there


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