The real liar here is Netflix, giving this 4.5 stars. #FakeNews
While most people seemed to be turned off by Nicolas Winding Refn's awkward sense of pacing, I found it quite fitting for this film. That, combined with the visually appealing set designs, lighting, and camera angles, earn ONLY GOD FORGIVES major style points, and make for the film's strongest point.
However, I believe this film falls flat when it comes to the characters. We, the audience, were never given a reason to root for Julian (Ryan Gosling), who is the…