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The Raid: Redemption

Overview


Genre :

Action

Release Date :

March 23, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Gareth Evans

Starring :

Iko Uwais, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian, Ray Sahetapy, Joe Taslim, Pierre Gruno, Tegar Satrya, Iang Darmawan, Eka Rahmadia, Verdi Solaiman, Alfridus Godfred

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..ultra-violent action movies don't get much more exciting or inventive than this kick-ass feature from Indonesia..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]
“..the scenario is simple but effective - and not as complicated as the film's back story..”
by Mark Jenkins [NPR]
Review rate : A-

“..the objective is simple, the twists are predictable, and the performances are good but secondary to the fisticuffs..”
by Matt Goldberg [Collider]
“..the intense and inventive action scenes that are unquestionable brutal while still being highly entertaining..”
by Allison Loring [FilmSchoolRejects]
4.5 of 5

“..the fighting style is viciously violent and brutally bloody and this film does not shy away from all of the gorey good stuff..”
by Tim Hannigan [Horror-Movies.ca]
“..that the viewer is able to guess many of the plot twists and story revelations in advance is beside the point..”
by Ernest Hardy [Village Voice]
3.5 of 4

“..some action moves so fast as to be a blur of bone breaks..”
by Scott Bowles [USA Today]
“..offers a continuous sequence of action with a clear and effective premise..”
by Robert Koehler [Variety]
Review rate : B+

“..no frills scenario and almost relentless violence..”
by Eric D. Snider [Film.com]
2.5 of 4

“..near the end, the fight choreography grows more impressively complicated, and the camera takes in more of it as the shots stretch out in length..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
“..it's claustrophobic, tense, ultraviolent - and fun..”
by David Lewis [San Francisco Chronicle]
4.5 of 5

“..it works superbly..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
Review rate : B-

“..he makes The Expendables look like 12 Angry Men..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
4.5 of 5

“..brilliantly, The Raid logically works its way through fight choreography that begins with automatic weapons and ends with hand to hand combat..”
by Brad Miska [Bloody Disgusting]
3.5 of 4

“..action directors, the gauntlet has been thrown down..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]

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