Why Ryan Gosling's 'Only God Forgives' Is the Most Disappointing Movie of the Year

By Darrick Thomas on
(Photo: Radius TWC)Let's clarify: Only God Forgives is not the worst movie of the year. Not even close. But it is the most disappointing. Disappointing because of the deservedly high expectations and subsequent whiff at meeting them. Anytime you get an auteur like Nicolas Winding Refn and a star like Ryan Gosling, the potential is off the charts, which makes the result of their second collaboration a total bummer. Only God Forgives didn't have to be Drive 2.0, but it should have at least been...Read Full Story

Zimbio Review - Ryan Gosling Flops in Bloody Noir 'Only God Forgives'

By Joe Robberson on
(RADiUS - TWC) The Bottom Line Should you see it? Yes. Why?Despite being emotionally empty, Refn's latest carries an imminent dread that many horror films wish they could conjure. The intensity boiling under the surface of Nicolas Winding Refn's (Drive, Valhalla Rising) Only God Forgives rivals any horror film made this year. It's a love letter to violence, Refn's vaunted fetish. The writer/director dispatches with narrative and dialogue, and creates a fever dream that's visually...Read Full Story

What's New in Theaters: July 19, 2013

By Joe Robberson on
Kristin Scott Thomas in Only God Forgives. (RADiUS-TWC)Red 2Directed by Dean ParisotStarring: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Byung-hun Lee, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Thewlis, Brian CoxRetired CIA agent Frank Moses (Willis) gets the team back together to find a missing nuclear device. But never mind the plot, we just want to see the all-star cast riffing off each other again. At least, that's what everyone over 60 wants. The rest of us will...Read Full Story