After recently watching the rather average (in my opinion) Civil War I was a little skeptical going into this, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how well it held together — especially given the insane number of characters involved. Despite how many there were it never really felt forced when each was introduced to the story, and I liked the way they still felt in keeping with the style and vibe of their individual films. It…
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.