The Raid: Redemption - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Raid: Redemption Reviews

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Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 10, 2016
The Raid thrives on a passion for extreme cinema that is rooted more in the universal taste for blood and butchery.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
A triumph of fight choreography, spatial relations and precious little else.
Grady Hendrix
Film Comment Magazine
November 5, 2013
Hollywood is particularly unsuited to producing sensation cinema these days.
Top Critic
Chase Whale
August 28, 2013
My only complaint about The Raid is that it ended.
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
May 20, 2013
You really have an obligation to see it to witness what has a legitimate claim of being the best action film of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 21, 2013
Gareth Huw Evans doesn't swipe plot points as much as organically build a taut, expertly choreographed heir to urban mayhem fantasies
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
Action so relentless, the stuntmen probably asked for stuntmen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 5, 2013
The movie "Dredd 3D" should have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kofi Outlaw
October 2, 2012
Hyped as one of the most thrilling and enjoyable action movies to come along in the last decade, this is one of the rare occasions where the hype is actually well deserved.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
September 18, 2012
The Raid: Redemption is simply the best action movie of the last decade. Director Gareth Evans films the combat with a trained eye to maximize the intensity and entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Jeff Beck
September 16, 2012
"The Raid: Redemption" will be most successful for people with A.D.D. or just generally short attention spans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
This adrenaline-fuelled spectacle of flying fists, whirling kicks and spurting blood will leave you breathless, exhilarated and shouting for more.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
August 24, 2012
An electrifyingly kinetic and insanely frenetic action flick stacked with a level of violence at which the makers of Grand Theft Auto would marvel.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
August 22, 2012
"Clever" may not be the right word for The Raid: Redemption, but it's certainly economical, compact, and potent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
William Bibbiani
August 22, 2012
The rawest and most intense action spectacle we've seen from any country in years, but it fails to grasp the importance of balancing badassery with at least a little maturity.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 14, 2012
An unstoppable wrecking ball of an action film that signals the action genre is alive and well...
R. L. Shaffer
August 13, 2012
The Raid: Redemption boasts an outstanding showcase of martial arts and stuntwork. The story might be thin, and the fighting a little repetitive, but The Raid is a knockout low-budget actioner.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeremy Heilman
June 11, 2012
[T]his is undeniably kinetic and definitely the work of a filmmaker with incredible action chops.
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
May 24, 2012
Film critics across the world have been raving about The Raid but are they raving mad? It may be visually dazzling but ultimately is more like a bloodthirsty video game than a great movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
May 22, 2012
That the action is vivid and for the most part, unrelenting, is indisputable, but the brain, consistently pummelled as it witnesses bloody orgy after bloody orgy, is undernourished in all other respects.
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