1st August 2013
It feels obligatory to open a review of Only God Forgives with a comment about how mixed the reviews of it have been. It was met by both boos and applause and Cannes, and the reviews seem to either praise it or completely deride it – The Guardian went as far as to publish two reviews where the critics’ opinions were polar opposites. So far, the only review that I have seen that seemed fair to Only God Forgives was Robbie Collin’s review in the Telegraph where he neither loved nor hated it – but praised Refn for following up the cult hit Drive, with something so polarisin. . . . . . . .
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