Refn is at the top of his game here, visually this may be the best offering he's put forward to date. The film deals with familiar philosophical themes while maintaining a zen-like balance throughout its pacing. The protagonist is a mainly stoic character, but we understand why as Refn shows us the world both outside Julian's(Gosling) head, and in. The pacing may be daunting to those with low attention spans, but the mise en scène in this film is immaculate and informative. Only God Forgives deserves your attention.