• Released
  • January 10, 2014
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 27 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
80

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
If you can stand to watch this movie — a big if — there is food for thought here about the subjugation and exploitation of women, the limits of psychological and physical endurance, and more.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Inkoo Kang
Raze is a sweaty, queasy, bruising experience — and a superbly crafted film.
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75

RogerEbert.com

By Matt Zoller Seitz
Bell's performance is the best reason to see Raze.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Raze leaves the background particulars about this competition oblique, partly because it adds a layer of ominous mystery, but primarily because it doesn't matter; witnessing women-on-women violence is the thing here, regardless of any narrative context.
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Quentin Tarantino showcased her bubbly personality (and ass-kicking dexterity) in 2007’s terrific gearhead horror movie, "Death Proof." Now, seasoned stuntwoman Zoë Bell gets a vehicle all her own—a disposable battle royal no-budgeter that’s immensely elevated by her presence.
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50

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
You get the feeling that if there were less fighting and more character work, not only would Bell knock it out of the park, but Raze would be a better, more interesting movie.
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50

Village Voice

By Chuck Wilson
The stark prison Sabrina and a half dozen final contestants inhabit make the torture chambers of Hostel look inviting, but to their credit (perhaps), screenwriter Robert Beaucage and director Josh Waller never sugarcoat their grim tale.
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45

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
The entertainment value of the violence trumps most of the larger meaning, and the film exploits its characters just as they do their prisoners.
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38

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
Ultimately, though, the lack of story and relentless suffering make Raze appealing for hard-core genre fans only.
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20

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Raze is a brutally monotonous fight-to-the-death-contest actioner whose novelty element — all-female competitors — is undermined by lack of imagination on every other level.
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41 out of 100
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