The Raid: Redemption
The Raid: Redemption (2012)

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 apartment block. But when a spotter blows… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 14, 2012
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: No frills and all thrills, The Raid: Redemption is an inventive action film expertly paced and edited for maximum entertainment.

Chase Whale
Film.com

My only complaint about The Raid is that it ended.

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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.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

A triumph of fight choreography, spatial relations and precious little else.

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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 things in the future.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

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

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Grady Hendrix
Film Comment Magazine

Hollywood is particularly unsuited to producing sensation cinema these days.

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Eric D. Snider
Film.com

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 fighting stunts.

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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.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

You really have an obligation to see it to witness what has a legitimate claim of being the best action film of all time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
What we have here is Indonesia's answer to Thailand's martial arts star Tony Jaa. Leading hero of the film Iko Uwais utilizes the martial art Pencak… More
Edward Boxler
Whatever The Raid: Redemption lacks in story, it makes up for with the coolest fight scenes I have seen all year. A SWAT team in Jakarta raids an apartment… More
Spencer S.
This same year, the remake of "Dredd" came out, and it looked so fresh and its concept was so unique compared to the status quo. Sadly my enthusiasm… More
KJ Proulx
"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… More
familiar stranger
Too much action, and hardly any story. But that's what it's meant to be. Just didn't quite suit me. Can't dare expect the redemption from… More
Eugene Bernabe
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… More