Revenge of the Green Dragons

2014

Action / Crime / Drama

94
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 9%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 31%
IMDb Rating 5.3 10 3200

Synopsis


Uploaded By: OTTO
Downloaded 112,750 times
January 06, 2015 at 07:10 AM

Director

Cast

Ray Liotta as Michael Bloom
Billy Magnussen as Detective Boyer
Alysia Reiner as Court Reporter
720p.BLU
756.34 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 34 min
P/S 2 / 3

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Seth_Rogue_One 6 / 10

Stellar movie... up until the end

A very brutal gangster gangster epic about an Asian gang in New York in the 80's and early 90's.

Although the gangs are supposed to be immigrants they all speak perfect English which I guess was mostly to do with it being more easily to comprehend and more easily accessible for an English speaking audience who otherwise wouldn't watch Asian cinema.

So it's a non-issue really that one can look aside.

The acting is fine, as is the cinematography and editing etc. As I was watching it I found myself wondering why the rating was so low because I felt like it was a well-made movie on all levels.

But then of course in the end they had to throw one final twist into the mix that didn't make any sense with the movie we just witnessed.

Really irks me when they do this in films, if you're gonna add a twist you need to make sure that everything we witnessed checks out and that character personalities aren't completely bypassed just for the sake of throwing in that twist.

Which is the exact thing they did not do here, won't get into details but when you see it you will know what I mean.

Would have gotten a 7 but because of that I have to pull it down a notch to a 6.

Reviewed by Chappy Watched 5 / 10

Chappy Watched: Revenge Of The Green Dragons

For a movie I knew nothing about and had only read a generic one-sentence description, this film turned out to be a good movie!

The story is entertaining and fascinating, the violence is story driven and not unnecessarily used but while the movie did start out entertaining, it did start to lose it's way after the halfway point.

There is very little action, it's mostly drama driven, but there is a graphic torture scene. It's well acted mostly by unknowns (well to me anyway) with the only people I knew were Harry Shum Jr (Glee) and Ray Liotta (Goodfellas). There is twist at the end and because it's based on a true story, there are some details on where some the characters are now.

This is a film that is okay to watch once but I don't see myself watching it again.

Reviewed by Prismark10 2 / 10

Chinese whispers

Revenge of the Green Dragons is US debut of Hong Kong's celebrated director, Wai-Keung Lau (who co-directs) famous for Infernal Affairs.

Revenge of the Green Dragons has Martin Scorsese as Executive Director. Scorsese won a Best Director Oscar for The Departed which was the American remake of Infernal Affairs, so he repays the favour.

The film follows Sonny and Steven, two Chinese immigrant kids who become best friends and become involved with a Triad gang called The Green Dragons in 1980s New York. The films see these two friends rise amongst these ruthless gangsters and eventually Steven makes a fatal mistake while Sonny has had enough of the senseless violence and abuse such as the casual rape of Chinese women.

The film's narration overpowers the film. It looks cheap with horrible cinematography. The acting is two dimensional and so is the script. You would not think this film is made by a legend of Hong Kong cinema.

You might as well watch Year of the Dragon if you want to see a superior film about Chinese gangsters in America.

Read more IMDb reviews

0 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment