The Raid 2


The Raid 2

Critics Consensus

Although its high-energy plot and over-the-top violence may play better with genre aficionados, The Raid 2 definitely delivers more of everything audiences loved about its predecessor.



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He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end.(c) Sony Classics

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Audience Reviews for The Raid 2

  • Apr 12, 2019
    A lot more involved than the original Raid film, with a more complex story taking place over more time and in more places. Sounds great, but I think the smaller, contained tale of the original actually served the premise better. But make no mistake, The Raid 2 is awesome. It provokes more discussion than the original, and the fight scenes (which let's be honest, is 100% the reason we're all here) are absolutely up to specs.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2017
    The Raid 2 has the most insane choreography I've ever seen. In-flipping-sane. Ohhhhh myyyyyy lorddddd I couldn't keep me eyes off those fight scenes. Every kick, every punch and every head smash was filmed to absolute perfection. Martial arts have never looked this thrilling since...ever. Massive props to Gareth Evans, I tip my SnapBack off to you sir! So in this sequel we follow our sole survivor, Rama, who must go undercover in order to protect his family from his new hardcore reputation that is making him popular in the criminal underworld. I'll start with the negatives, the first half was an absolute drag. This did not need to be 150 minutes long, at all. Could've easily established the power hungry Uco, who has major daddy issues, in a solid 20 minutes as opposed to an hour. So the long runtime and slow paced first half are my only complaints. This, as an action film, is absolutely insane. The Indonesian Terminator from the predecessor has now been substituted by a hammer wielding deaf girl, a well aimed baseball bat wielding guy (who can kill by hitting baseballs with insane precision...) and the ultimate blade wielding badass since Blade himself. That kitchen fight sequence was savage. The choreography was perfection, I've never shouted "YEAH! STAB HIM!!" so much. Evidently, watching this is releasing my inner murderous personality. The action set pieces were creative, from decimating prisoners in mud to a frantic car chase in downtown Jakarta...majestic. Some technical excellence from Evans, who performed such a great tracking shot that consists of going through 3 different cars in a chase scene. The use of blood and gore is ridiculously insane, great makeup effects. Even the no nonsense dialogue was insanely savage. Did I mention this film was both savage and insane? Remove the first half, and it's perfection...but we can't so it shall get a decent rating instead. So much more juicier than the first!
    Luke A Super Reviewer
  • Oct 05, 2016
    Where the first part restricted itself to the raid on a crime lord's building complex, the second hardly deserves the title anymore. While you can't blame the movie for fleshing out its story with some mob disputes, betrayal and undercover work, the story simply isn't worth the effort. It even takes some impact from the once again impressive fight choreography. Of course, the final car chase and showdown fight still make up for a lot. But in the end you wish you simply would have made to care about any of this a lot more, instead of just being impressed by the fight artists work.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 16, 2015
    This film is at its best when throwing int the high octane, wild stunt work and at its worse when attempting to throw in the same tired story cliches to tie the awesome fight sequences together. Unlike the first Raid, there were some dull moments where they felt compelled to throw in some boring dialog to move the plot forward, but once again the fight choreography kicks things up a notch and this time they are complemented by some great villains. Fun.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer

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