Revenge of the Green Dragons
Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)

In the vein of crime classics like MEAN STREETS and INFERNAL AFFAIRS, REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 13, 2015
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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

The representation of Asian American men as hot-blooded toughies in the film does put a dent in the omnipresent nerdy eunuch stereotype and the model-minority myth.

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Nicolas Rapold
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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Matt Fowler
IGN Movies

It doesn't bring anything new to the table. And its pacing, grim tone, and cheesy guitar riffs belong squarely in the '80s.

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Justin Chang
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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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

[A] generic, nondescript gangster saga.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Violent, generic, not awful, but nothing more than that.

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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News

This crime drama wants to be a Chinese-American "Goodfellas," but it ends up just looking bad.

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Michael Nordine
Village Voice

Green Dragons wants to be spaghetti with marinara, but it's closer to egg noodles and ketchup.

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Simon Abrams
RogerEbert.com

There's a good story somewhere in "Revenge of the Green Dragons," but it's not the one Lau and his colleagues chose to retell.

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