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Revenge of the Green Dragons

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REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS Justin Chon

Revenge of the Green Dragons

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
94 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/24/14
performer:
Justin Chon, Ray Liotta, Harry Shum Jr.
director:
Andrew Lau
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a B-

It’s easy to see why Martin Scorsese would executive-produce this brutal Chinatown gang thriller: It’s basically an Asian-American mash-up of Mean Streets and GoodFellas. Set in the 1980s, when rival Chinese outfits turned Queens into the Wild West, Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo’s film is loaded with mah-jongg-parlor atmosphere, amoral violence, and themes of loyalty and betrayal. Unfortunately, the acting’s hit-and-miss, the dialogue’s stilted, and it all feels a bit too indebted to the films of you-know-who. B-