director Nicolas Winding Refn
Hey, girl. This movie is terrible .
Though it comes from the people behind Drive (2011), writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn and star Ryan Gosling, it’s a highly stylized crime film, stylized to the nth degree, to the nigh comical degree. It’s almost parody. Or so it feels.
Then it is dedicated to Alejandro Jodorowsky. So then you think, maybe I missed something? Maybe there is some playfulness in its arch, over-the-top-ness? And then you realize that you hated El Topo (1970), so maybe trying to find the quality in this strangely awful film is beyond you anyway.
You being me in this case.