Revenge of the Green Dragons

Revenge of the Green Dragons

Revenge of the Green Dragons

The director behind the hit Hong Kong crime thriller Infernal Affairs and executive producer Martin Scorsese (who remade that film with 2006's The Departed) team up for this true story based in 1980s New York following two immigrant brothers who find a safe haven in a Chinatown gang ‘The Green Dragons’. But when a love affair turns sour, one of the brothers not only turns on the gang who made him but also against his own blood. Stars Justin Chon (21 & Over), Harry Shum Jr. (Step Up 3D) and Ray Liotta (The Place Beyond the Pines).

2014Rating: R18+120 minsUSA
DramaThriller
Director:
Wai-keung Lau ('Infernal Affairs', 'Infernal Affairs 2', 'Infernal Affairs 3')Andrew Loo ('It Had to Be You!')
Writer:
Michael Di JiacomoAndrew Loo
Cast:
Justin ChonKevin WuHarry Shum Jr.Ray LiottaJin AuyeungShuya ChangCarl Li

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Revenge of the Green Dragons / Reviews

Variety

Variety

This crudely made thriller plays like a stilted Cantonese riff on organized-crime cliches, substituting blood and brutality for novelty or insight.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

What initially feels like brash energy peters out until what's left mainly evokes pretty ordinary gangster movies.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Loo and Lau have borrowed so liberally from sources like GoodFellas [that] they're essentially dressing it in one-size-fits-all gangster-movie clothes.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The bullets and knives fly thick and fast in a way bound to push the buttons of fans of mindless violence, but there's something missing here that keep these gangsters from blasting their way into great tradition of anti-heroes.

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