Blunt Reviews Presents: Only God Forgives (2013)

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Nicolas Winding Refn directs this harsh and troublesome look into the lengths family members go to seek revenge, and the bond between mothers and sons. I admire Nicolas Winding Refn greatly as a director so I am somewhat predisposed to like the film, but that does not mean the flaws are not evident. I like that it is a hard hitting revenge story that doesn’t have a conventional Hollywood ending and doesn’t seek to show David conquering Goliath as we would expect. Ultimately there’s gaps where substance evacuates and style takes over but overall it makes for an interesting experience.

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