The Man Cave Cinema: Is Only God Forgives a bad film? No, but it may not be what audiences expect. What Refn has crafted here is a pastiche of surreal and gruesome imagery, bathed in neon hues and inspired by the likes of fellow filmmakers Alejandro Jodorowsky and Gaspar Noe. It's a slow burn, powered by strong visual direction and a brooding, genuine sense of dread that precedes each violent turn. For some, this may be enough to overcome the film's weak points (its one-dimensional characters and shoestring plot). For others, Refn's latest will fall flat.