88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Poised at the midway point between an ultraviolent video game and a neo-classic dance musical. As midnight-movie mash-ups go, it's pretty amazing.
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88

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Unapologetically brutal and unencumbered by much plot, Raid is the year's most turbo-charged film.
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80

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Arguably the most dynamic Asian action film since the 1990s peaks of John Woo and Tsui Hark, The Raid: Redemption works as sheer gladiatorial ballet.
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75

Movieline

There's a sliver of a plot to The Raid, but it's really not worth going over -- when the characters pause to talk, which is rare, it does tend to kill the film's momentum.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Iko Uwais is not exactly a household name, but the Indonesian heartthrob appears to be well on his way with The Raid: Redemption, a clever, action-packed film that showcases his movie-star looks, low-key charisma and breathtaking martial arts skills.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The action is brutal, bloody and virtually nonstop in this adrenaline-packed riff on "Assault on Precinct 13.''
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Plot, characterization and dialogue are merely the frame here for the real goods, an immersion into the Indonesian martial arts form known as silat.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
When it comes to The Raid: Redemption, there are no pretentions. Pure and simple, this is about violence. As we used to say, "kickin' ass and takin' names."
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
I do wish that Evans were a better storyteller. When he isn't turning mad-dog violence into visual rock & roll, The Raid shreds narrative coherence to ribbons.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The special effects here are wiry martial artists grunting their way through fight after fight. It's exhausting but exhilarating.
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73 out of 100
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