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Revenge of the Green Dragons
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 joining Chinatown gang "The Green Dragons". The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill- fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out for revenge on the very gang who made him who he is. From acclaimed Director Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, and legendary Executive… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This crime drama wants to be a Chinese-American "Goodfellas," but it ends up just looking bad."
‑ Jordan Hoffman, New York Daily News
"Green Dragons wants to be spaghetti with marinara, but it's closer to egg noodles and ketchup."
‑ Michael Nordine, Village Voice
"Revenge Of The Green Dragons sorely misses a "true story" backbone that's removed in favor of flashy, synthetic action. And even those moments foolishly go up in smoke."
‑ Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
"A generic, plodding story."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"What initially feels like brash energy peters out until what's left mainly evokes pretty ordinary gangster movies."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"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."
‑ Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
"Revenge of the Green Dragons is an engaging and ruthless tale about the cycle of violence."
‑ Jennifer Chang, Under the Radar
"It's even hard to recommend "The Revenge Of The Green Dragons" to lovers of B-movie crime action films, because this is a whole different level of mess. Consider yourselves warned."
‑ Nikola Grozdanovic, The Playlist
"[A] generic, nondescript gangster saga."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, AV Club
"An undercooked crime-drama that feels like a pale imitation of the movies that clearly inspired it."
‑ Kristy Puchko,
"Like Better Luck Tomorrow, it tries to cut cool-movie poses under the pretense of providing an alternative racial viewpoint to typical genre tropes."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"Like a bad episode of 21 Jump Street."
‑ Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
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