100

The Telegraph

Hyper-violent it may be but there is beauty in its brutality.
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100

indieWIRE

If The Raid: Redemption was a thrashing drum solo, its sequel is the opulent symphony where every instrument is played with fevered inspiration.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Evans pays careful attention to atmosphere, while giving wide berth to cinematographers Dimas Imam Subhono and Matt Flannery, who find beauty among the mayhem. Everything on screen is crystal clear and vibrant, like a city street right after the rain.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Raid 2 lets its warriors rip for two and a half thrilling hours. With the precision of dance and the punch of a KO champion, Evans keeps the action coming like nobody's business. The wow factor is off the charts.
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88

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Miraculously, the new picture makes the old one feel like Evans was just warming up.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Wow. For those with strong constitutions, The Raid 2 offers one of the most intense motion picture experiences available; it may also be the most violent movie ever to be released into theaters.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
If what you’re after is insane, mind-bogglingly violent martial arts action, “The Raid 2” is quite possibly the ultimate.
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84

Film.com

By William Goss
Good luck finding a modern martial-arts epic that can even hold a candle to it.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
The Raid 2 will make you feel like Christmas came nine months early. Some action sequels don't know when to say when. But here's one where too much is just the right amount.
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70

Variety

By Justin Chang
It’s hard to shake a nagging feeling of more is less; with its convoluted plot mechanics clearly cribbed from past thriller templates, the film never quite generates or sustains its predecessor’s pure sense of menace.
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71 out of 100
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