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As a rookie member of an elite special-forces team, Rama (Iko Uwais) is instructed to hang back during a covert mission involving the extraction of a brutal crime lord from a rundown fifteen-story apa... read more read more...rtment block. But when a spotter blows their cover, boss Tama (Ray Sahetaphy) offers lifelong sanctuary to every every killer, gangster, and thief in the building in exchange fortheir heads. Now Rama must stand in for the team's fallen leader (Joe Taslim) and use every iota of his fighting strength - winding through every floor and every room to complete the mission and escape with his life. -- (C) Sony

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R, 1 hr. 40 min.

Directed by: Gareth Evans

Release Date: March 23, 2012

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DVD Release Date: August 14, 2012

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  • fb733768972
    April 27, 2014
    "The Raid: Redemption" has been hyped up to be "one of the greatest action films of all time," and I could not disagree more with that bold of a statement, but it sure does impress on many levels. It helms some of the best choreographed fight sequences in the last decade, and it'... read mores tender backstory, contrasting the over-the-top violence, make for a well-balanced film? The heart of the film many not have as big of an effect as it should toward the story, but it's emotional enough to love. I had an awesome time viewing this film, the action is breathtaking and the cinematography is great. It's not quite as good as it's hype, suggests and nowhere near one of the best of 2012, but it's awesome to watch.
  • April 7, 2014
    Whatever The Raid: Redemption lacks in story, it more than makes up for with some of the fastest and coolest choreographed martial arts scenes I've ever seen. A must see for any action movie fan.
  • fb1442511448
    January 1, 2014
    The story is predictable (as all action films come to be) but The Raid: Redemption is a grizzly-good motion picture that's quick and straight-to-the-action. A mere "Game of Death" with guns and swords, this film provides enough suspense, blood and thrilling action sequences to mi... read morex in with some of stylish direction from director Gareth Evans and alternative score from Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park, Fort Minor). It's fast-paced and sure to satisfy any action movie-goer. 4.5/5
  • fb634552688
    June 7, 2013
    Inventive non-stop stunts. Not much of a plot.
  • April 30, 2013
    The Raid: Redemption is a balls to the wall action film featuring impressive stunts and battle sequences that are a rarity in today's cinema: aimed at the mature audience, not the teen blockbuster crowd that a majority of action films are geared towards. They are bloody, gruesome... read more, and choreographed viscerally and realistically rather than for eye candy. There's plenty of sequences that will still impress on an eye candy level, but more for how well done they are by the actors rather than because of expensive special effects. There's a plot involved with police trying to overtake a crime lord, but it is more used for the set-up of trying to make it to the top of a 15 floor building to get to him than anything. Every person (save for one) is out to kill the policemen. It kind of makes it similar to a video game in that aspect, but there's just enough going on with the plot to keep you interested before people start destroying each other again. The dialogue is not the greatest, but it gets you from point A to point B effectively. If you need a compelling story to sell you on your films, this is not it, but if you just want to watch some of the most impressive action choreography of the year along with some heaping of blood, there's probably nothing better.
  • fb100000145236770
    February 15, 2013
    Last year I read a lot about this movie, but up until last night I just kept pushing it back and looking over it. Finally sat down and watched it, and wow, this is an action movie! Now, this is an Asian foreign movie, so there are subtitles or you can watch with an English dub(... read morewhich I did, because it's awesome). It's about a group of special forces going into an apartment building that is 15 stories tall to extract a crime lord. But, the apartment is filled with killers, gangsters, thieves, and they all expect them and are ready. Very, very violent, bloody, gory, and exciting action movie I've seen in quite a while. The fight scenes are fantastic and choreographed very good. If you like action movies, then you really need to seek this out and give it a chance, because this is fantastic. A must watch. I hope they don't remake it for America, because I'm sure it won't be nearly as good or effective. But I would love to see sequels, I just hope they kick as much ass as this one.
  • fb1019018362
    January 24, 2013
    Lumayanlaah.. kemajuan untuk film Indonesia
  • January 24, 2013
    A very good action film, with some great fight scenes. Amazing what they did considering the budget, great fight choreography. If you're after all out action this is for you.
  • December 19, 2012
    I'm not sure The Raid lived up to the huge amount of hype surrounding it this year but I did appreciate its originality, I just thought they could have done more with the story. I'm not a huge fan of violence but the fighting chirography was something else, I was hugely impressed... read more. For me it felt like a mixture of early John Woo (before he went all 'slow motion dove shot' on us) and moody John Carpenter (Think Assault on Precinct 13), Gareth Evans is a name to look out for.
  • December 17, 2012
    Oh my god! What a movie! Most violent action movie I have seen in years. Fantastic!

Critic Reviews

Chase Whale
August 28, 2013
Chase Whale,

My only complaint about The Raid is that it ended. Full Review

Tom Huddleston
May 15, 2012
Tom Huddleston, Time Out

For now, count 'The Raid' alongside the likes of Peter Jackson's 'Bad Taste' or Guillermo del Toro's 'Mimic': a talented young filmmaker flexing his muscles, stating his intent, and promising better t... Full Review

Eric D. Snider
April 19, 2012
Eric D. Snider,

The movie gets a little slow when it settles down for some routine dialogue or plot development, but it's never more than a couple minutes before break time is over and it's back to the insane fightin... Full Review

Joe Williams
April 13, 2012
Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"The Raid: Redemption" is built on shaky and blood-soaked ground, but if towering technique is all you want from an action movie, then yippee-ki-yay. Full Review

Bill Goodykoontz
April 11, 2012
Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

Evans doesn't bother much with story or character development, instead making his film a kind of brutal ballet. Full Review

Bruce Diones
April 9, 2012
Bruce Diones, New Yorker

The movie is a gory free-for-all, a horror film dressed up as an action film, and it's as pure a shot of adrenaline as any Tarantino fan could wish for. Full Review

James Berardinelli
April 7, 2012
James Berardinelli, ReelViews

Because Welsh-born director Gareth Evans has an especially good understanding of how to choreograph and stage the fight scenes, this comes across as a viscerally enjoyable experience. Full Review

Tom Long
April 6, 2012
Tom Long, Detroit News

"The Raid: Redemption" is sheer action ecstasy. Full Review

Soren Anderson
March 29, 2012
Soren Anderson, Seattle Times

Raw, rough and relentless, it just keeps coming at you. Full Review

Colin Covert
March 29, 2012
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film is a sort of high-speed demolition derby except with human actors. It is 100 percent highly concentrated whoop-ass, and it is sensational. Full Review

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