I don't even.
On the one hand, this is an INSANE achievement given the film is nearing 50 years old. The design, filming and details hold up incredibly well. Plus we got to see this (my first time!) on the big screen, so it was suitably epic.
On the other hand... what the actual fuck?!?
Too hard to rate.
A beautifully crafted film, with consideration in every shot and a kick-ass soundtrack. Winding Refn certainly earned his Best Director award at Cannes this year, helped greatly by the outstanding performances of Gosling and Mulligan. I'll definitely need to see this again, and while I'm not much a fan of ultra-violence I couldn't imagine it working any other way in this film.