Only God Forgives

Lists: Film Quest 2014 - The Challenge, Drama, Thriller

Brief Synopsis: "Julian, who runs a Thai boxing club as a front organization for his family's drug smuggling operation, is forced by his mother Jenna to find and kill the individual responsible for his brother's recent death."

Overall Ranking: 2413 (Rank from 2013: # 174)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 5.56%
Regular 27.78%
Half-Popped 44.44%
Stale 11.11%
Burnt 11.11%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Josh of Classicblanca84(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium80(full review)
Dan O'Neill75(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest70 - The graphic violence takes away from the beauty of the film.
Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 2
Thomas Pollock70
James Patrick70
Aaron Leggo from Critical Critics61(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik60(full review)
David Baruffi52(full review)
Chris of This Is Madness50(full review)
Patrick Devitt50
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews43(full review)
Angry Vader43(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread37(full review)Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 1
Steve Habrat36(full review)
FilmHamster25(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown11.6(full review)

People Involved

  • Ryan Gosling (Julian)
  • Kristin Scott Thomas (Jenna)
  • Gordon Brown (Gordon)
  • Tom Burke (Billy)
  • Vithaya Pansringarm (Chang)
  • Byron Gibson (Byron)
  • Sahajak Boonthanakit (Pol Col. KIM)
  • Lene Børglum (Director)
  • Nicolas Winding Refn (Director)
  • Nicolas Winding Refn (Director)