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Revenge of the Green Dragons

Revenge of the Green DragonsIt'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...Revenge of the Green DragonsAction/AdventurePT94MRIt'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...2014-10-24
REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS Justin Chon

REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS Justin Chon

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Revenge of the Green Dragons

Genre: Action/Adventure; Starring: Justin Chon, Ray Liotta, Harry Shum Jr.; Director: Andrew Lau; Release Date Limited: 10/24/2014; Runtime (in minutes): 94; MPAA Rating: R

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-