Raze Reviews

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Stephen Danay
Under the Radar
September 7, 2014
The fights are visceral and gruesome without going too far, but by the sixth or seventh bout, the lack of variation becomes noticeable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Kristy Puchko
CinemaBlend.com
January 8, 2014
This women-in-prison thriller does its genre proud when it comes to girl-on-girl violence, but sadly, it has little virtue beyond that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
December 29, 2013
If you want a movie about women senselessly beating the life out of one another, then boy do I have the title for you...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
January 23, 2014
The performances and plotting are so impoverished that the picture deserves to be called "The From Hunger Games," and then promptly forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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January 9, 2014
A brain-dead exploitation flick in which barefoot, white-tank-top-clad women beat each other to death.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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January 9, 2014
The entertainment value of the violence trumps most of the larger meaning, and the film exploits its characters just as they do their prisoners.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Glenn Dunks
Quickflix
May 19, 2014
Raze ultimately becomes little more than a tiresome endurance test ... Still, much like a less accomplished The Raid, some viewers may respond to its bloody, take-no-prisoners style.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
January 9, 2014
This ugly, dull and idiotic actioner doesn't know if it wants be fun or grim. It winds up simply being deplorable exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
January 10, 2014
The lack of story and relentless suffering make "Raze" appealing for hard-core genre fans only.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
January 9, 2014
"Raze" is a sadist's idea of entertainment, mixed-martial-arts without the art, misogyny without the guilt.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
January 8, 2014
Sad to say, director Josh C. Waller and his crew don't deliver the goods. At least Waller knows what he's got in Bell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
January 6, 2014
A women-in-prison flick hawking its exploitation wares more to sadists than sex fiends.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
January 23, 2014
Prurient nonsense, a film only a couple of notches up from the women-in-prison films that were popular years and years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
January 31, 2014
The film favors brutal violence over any sort of social commentary, making its half-hearted stab at female empowerment feel hollow.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
January 9, 2014
This brutally monotonous actioner centers around an all-female fight-to-the-death contest, but viewers of either gender may find themselves dying of boredom.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 9, 2014
There's enough craft and intelligence at work here that you can't dismiss "Raze" as meaningless sadism, but not nearly enough to make it worth the unpleasantness of actually watching it.
Scott Tobias
The Dissolve
January 24, 2014
The tease of 50 gorgeous women fighting to the death has a classic grindhouse appeal, but Raze is strictly a "be careful what you wish for" proposition.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5
Travis Hopson
Examiner.com
January 12, 2014
Fight Club looks tame and rather cheery compared to the hellish scenario Raze thrusts Bell and a number of other warrior women into.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chase Whale
ChaseWhale.com
December 16, 2013
Raising hell, bashing in skulls, and showing no mercy, RAZE is the ultimate midnight movie.
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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times
January 9, 2014
"Raze" is a sweaty, queasy, bruising experience - and a superbly crafted film.
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