Pin It
Favourite

The Raid: Redemption = Plenty of fighting 

Indonesian action pic crammed with martial arts violence (for those who like that kind of thing)

raid_bottom.jpg
In this Indonesian action spectacle, an elite SWAT team storms a high-rise apartment building to rout out a bloodthirsty gang leader. Brutal, nonstop fighting follows suit. Welsh director Gareth Evans and star Iko Uwais showcase the traditional Indonesian martial art of Silat, a practice that demonstrates the voluminous number of flailing fists and elbows an opponent can be struck with in a few short seconds. Barely formed plots about estranged brothers and hidden agendas are sprinkled on, but The Raid really exists as a highlight reel for some tightly choreographed ultra-violence. Paper-thin characters means the unending carnage can become surprisingly boring. Thankfully, the filmmakers have the decency to spring some fresh new slaughter onscreen every time you feel like checking your watch.
The Raid: Redemption (Serbuan maut)
Rated R (MPAA) · 101 min. · 2012
Official Site: www.theraidmovie.com
Director: Gareth Evans
Writer: Gareth Evans
Producer: Ario Sagantoro
Cast: Iko Uwais, Doni Alamsyah, Joe Taslim, Yayan Ruhian and Ray Sahetapy

Now Playing

The Raid: Redemption (Serbuan maut) is not showing in any theaters in the area.

What others are saying

  • Support The Coast

    At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

    Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a voluntary donation using the button below. Thank you for your support!

    Pin It
    Favourite

    Comments

    Subscribe to this thread:

    Add a comment

    Real Time Web Analytics

    © 2020 Coast Publishing Ltd.