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The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

The Raid 2: Berandal

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ out of 5

Directed by Gareth Evans

Starring Iko Uwais as Rama

Arifin Putra as Uco… 491 more words


The Raid 2

Now featuring 40% more beef

From its first few minutes to its last, the Raid 2 is a blood-drenched journey unlike anything you’ve ever witnessed. Sadistically violent and highly entertaining, Gareth Evans’ sequel leaps out of the confines of the apartment block and runs amok on the streets of Jakarta. 377 more words


This’ll be a quick one. I’ll be seeing The Raid 2 tomorrow, so I watched this to prepare myself (though, given the relative lack of plot or character development, I could probably have enjoyed  607 more words


"The Raid 2" (Film Review)

By Shane M. Dallmann

Let’s get a little potential wire-crossing resolved first: the RAID films come to us from director Gareth EVANS, who is not to be confused with Gareth EDWARDS of the upcoming GODZILLA redux! 623 more words

Film #89: The Raid (2011)

Rating: 4.5/5

“Pulling a trigger is like ordering a takeout.”

With The Raid 2 now out in cinemas, it seemed a good time to watch… 792 more words


The Raid 2: Review

It’s rare for a foreign language film to receive as much eager anticipation as Indonesian martial arts thriller The Raid 2. Its predecessor made waves by focussing on the universal language of action and offered a refreshing departure from predictable Hollywood clichés. 558 more words

Film Reviews

The Raid 2: Berandal

I don’t think I’ve ever endured as much in a cinema as I did watching the last 45 minutes of The Raid 2: Berandal. Sure, movies like Primer and Memento have plots that dizzy and confuse in their own mind-boggingly compelling, concentration-testing way, and flicks like Requiem For a Dream and Nil By Mouth can be utterly emotionally draining in their visual and thematic starkness, but The Raid 2 leaves you feeling physically battered and bruised, giving you a vicarious share in the unrelenting physical trauma dished out on screen. 641 more words