For months now, we’ve been showered with clips, teasers, trailers, posters, and soundtrack bits from Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive follow-up Only God Forgives. We’ve been teased with so much of the film, I was worried that upon seeing the feature, the experience would suffer. However, it certainly did not. The neon-lit and stoically violent feature set in Bangkok is a revenge film with teeth yet holds the dark beauty that all of Refn’s work possesses. And of course, Cliff Martinez’s haunting and powerful score for the film is only makes it all the better, weaving its way between moments, heightening each scene into the uniquely Refn world we know and love.
Read Nicolas Winding Refn’s Full Director’s Statement & See New Stills for ‘Only God Forgives’