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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Grady Hendrix
Film Comment Magazine

Hollywood is particularly unsuited to producing sensation cinema these days.

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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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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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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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Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

Gareth Huw Evans doesn't swipe plot points as much as organically build a taut, expertly choreographed heir to urban mayhem fantasies

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
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
Idrees Khan
Inventive non-stop stunts. Not much of a plot.
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
Josh Lewis
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… 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
Everett Johnson
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,… More