Link: Only God Forgives
Summary: An ex-gangster seeks revenge on the evil man who killed his brother.
Thoughts: While the film has a very unique look and feel to it (and it’s refreshing to see somebody shoot some decent action sequences without having to shake the camera), it ultimately falls flat because the story is slow and full of bland characters. The ambiguity of the characters’ backgrounds and motivations could’ve been forgiven if there were more to the story, or the simplicity of the story could’ve been forgiven if there were more to the characters. Without either, we’re not left with enough material for a film. There are too many ambiguous scenes that only try to evoke visceral reactions without actually moving the story forward.