Thursday, May 23, 2013

Only God Forgives Booed at Cannes

Nicolas Winding Refn's new film Only God Forgives, which reunites him with his Drive star Ryan Gosling, has been greeted with boos at Cannes. Reports say the film's extreme violence has prompted walk-outs and even one viewer to loudly exclaim, "This is shit!" during the screening. At the AV Club, critic Mike D'Angelo called it "the worst movie" he'd seen all year, "by a good margin." By all accounts, it appears those tender moments from Drive that balanced out all the brutal stuff is nowhere to be found in this new film, which many have cited as being an exercise in pure style without any substance. Click here for some crowd reactions.

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