The Raid: Redemption Synopsis
A rookie cop (Iko Uwais) leads a team into the high-rise domain of a vicious drug lord.
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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...
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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...
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75

Movieline

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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Best ACTION movie ever

By mension
If you like anything martial arts and anything BIG action then you will love The Raid: Redemption. Matter of fact stop reading this and go already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

Kung-fu mayhem

By Jimmy George Jones
If you're blood-thirsty for kung-fu action this movie will not disappoint. Plot is strong enough for this type of film to keep your interest. I'm not a big fan of the genre but from what I've seen...

Great Movie!!

By DragoNYC
This is one of the best movies I've seen in a while. The action and fight scenes were incredible (no wire work or shaky cam). The acting, character development and the story was excellent. I like...

ONE OF THE GREATEST ACTION MOVIES EVER!!!

By CryHavoc
Watched it and let me just say in 40 years of living The Raid is one of the greatest action movies I have ever seen IN MY LIFE!!!!! Ya'll don't hear me. ONE OF THE GREATEST ACTION MOVIES I HAVE...

You'll regret not catching this in theaters while you can!

By Pa3cya
Excellent martial arts action movie! Gritty and raw violence. The actors didn't miss a beat. Highly recommend to anyone who can handle it!...

The Raid - Redemption

By SeniorCACritic
This movie has to the be the among the best (if not at least tied for the best) fighting-action flic to date of all time. Unlike most movies of this genre, the hand-to-hand combat sequences are...

Very Cool!

By D3ATH D3AL32
As far as the acting goes I would rate it an 8/10, considering it's subtitled and purely action, they did a great job. I thought the director executed it quite well (8/10), not many special effects...

Oh My God!

By maestrodesalto
I've been watching martial arts movies my entire 45 years of life and I'm hard pressed to think of a comparison. If you at all like action, go see this movie!...

this is no kung fu movie

By mikdon
this is the best action movie I have seen in years! bad ass! the fighting scenes were filmed to perfection and the sound around the fighting scenes kept me in my seat. if you like action, don't miss...

THE RAID REDEMPTION

By Dee490
When I went to see this movie, I had no idea what it was about. I LOVED IT! This movie was action packed from beginning to end. The fighting scenes were awesome. If you like karate flicks, you...

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Rated R | For Strong Brutal Bloody Violence and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Indonesian fight/chase movie is well made but ultra-violent.
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