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: October 24, 2014
DVD 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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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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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

... a solid crime drama that presents an alternative to the typical American gangster film often about a white man wreaking havoc.

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Simon Abrams

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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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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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Revenge boasts Martin Scorsese as an executive producer (and it really does boast - Scorsese's is the first name we see), but the cliché-ridden narrative and patchy acting prevent the film from being Chinatown's answer to Goodfellas.

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Justin Chang

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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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

The self-inflating tale of two immigrant brothers, who join a Chinatown gang as kids, falls woefully short of significance, despite being executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

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