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Raze (2014)

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A young woman is abducted by an elite, secret society and wakes to find herself in the company of fifty other women who are, just like her, forced to fight for their lives in an unimaginable hell. (c) IFC Filmsmore
Rating: R (for strong brutal bloody violence throughout, and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Beaucage
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 20, 2014
Box Office: $3.5k
Runtime:
IFC Films - Official Site

Cast

Zoe Bell
as Sabrina
Tracie Thoms
as Theresa
Sherilyn Fenn
as Elizabeth
C.M. Schwartzy
as Small Worker
Andrew Pagana
as Large Worker
Victoria Cruz
as Sofia Diaz
Natalie Pero
as Christy
Jacob Horn
as Guard #1
James Young
as Guard #2
Kevin Daniels
as Guard #5
Hunter S. Ellis
as Guard #69
Marissa Pistone
as Jennifer Brown
Jon H. Eddy
as Attendant
Jade Quon
as Patricia Johnson
Dave Yike
as Bartender
Andrew Kelly
as Gym Rat 1
Sam Fisher
as Gym Rat 2
Bill Ceresia
as Megan's Adopted Fath...
Lindsey Arnold
as Megan's Adopted Moth...
Jeff Newman
as Park Victim Dad
Samantha Arnett
as Park Victim Mom
Leigh Whannell
as Elevator Guard
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Critic Reviews for Raze

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (14)

The performances and plotting are so impoverished that the picture deserves to be called "The From Hunger Games," and then promptly forgotten.

Full Review… | January 23, 2014
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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… | January 23, 2014
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

The lack of story and relentless suffering make "Raze" appealing for hard-core genre fans only.

Full Review… | January 10, 2014
New York Post
Top Critic

"Raze" is a sweaty, queasy, bruising experience - and a superbly crafted film.

Full Review… | January 9, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

If you can stand to watch this movie -- a big if -- there is food for thought here about the subjugation and exploitation of women, the limits of psychological and physical endurance, and more.

Full Review… | January 9, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

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… | January 9, 2014
NPR
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Raze

½

This exploitation film that is all about violence, was directed by Josh C. Waller. Written by Robert Beaucage, Kenny Gage and Josh C. Waller it has a lot for the lovers of this genre... but I have to say, am not one of them! The film premiered on April 21, 2013 at the Tribeca Film Festival and stars ZoŽ Bell, Rachel Nichols and Tracie Thoms as women forced to fight for the twisted entertainment of the wealthy elite.

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The story of Sabrina (ZoŽ Bell), who is kidnapped along with 49 other women by the diabolical husband and wife team of Elizabeth (Sherilyn Fenn) and Joseph (Doug Jones). The women are told that they will fight to the death for the entertainment of a group of bored rich people. If they lose or refuse to fight, a sniper will kill their loved ones...

Waller tried to treat the film "as seriously as if it were men that were abducted and forced to fight each other." He tried really hard to avoid stereotypes typically seen, such as nudity, as he felt that viewers would not see this in an all-male exploitation film. Of course, this is not a film which will appeal to everyone... it is for lovers of the genre only, and most of the others would be overwhelmed by the violence and the level of the exploitation.

PantaOz
Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

Conclusive proof that it's no more fun watching a bunch of women beat the crap out of each other than it is watching men do the same. Ugly and soulless, only star and stuntwoman extraordinaire Zoe Bell's commitment gives any reason to watch this filth.

DrStrangeblog
Doctor Strangeblog

Super Reviewer

How many more do I have to kill?

A group of women find themselves kidnapped and in a prison of sorts. Upon request they are forced to fight to the death under the threat of their loved ones being killed if they do not fight. The women hope to plan their escape, but they find that goal difficult between the fights, injuries, and security.

"I'm fighting for my daughter."

Josh Waller, director of Camino, McCanick, and the upcoming I'm from the Future, delivers Raze. The storyline for this was fairly interesting and worth following. There were some unique elements and some great gore. The action was solid as was the acting. The cast includes Zoe Bell, Rachel Nichols, Tracie Thoms, Bruce Thomas, and Doug Jones.

"She tried to chew her way through her obligations."

This was recently added to Netflix so I decided to add it to the wish list. This is a new age grindhouse picture with some sexploitation aspects. The story isn't terrible and I enjoyed watching it play out. I recommend seeing this once.

"We need a better plan than the impossible."

Grade: C+

KevinRobbins
Kevin Robbins

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