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The Raid: Redemption Reviews

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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.
May 21, 2012
An action movie so relentlessly exciting and brutal that watching it will leave you feeling black-and-blue and breathless.
May 20, 2012
Evans, who's clearly an admirer of Walter Hill, John Woo, John Carpenter and John McTiernan, maintains a fierce pace that never lets up.
May 19, 2012
Possibly the best John Woo film that John Woo never made, The Raid is a skull-splintering slice of wish fulfillment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 18, 2012
[T]his isn't a movie so much as a series of martial-arts duels strung together along the flimsiest of narrative threads.
May 17, 2012
I absolutely loved it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 17, 2012
Throughout the running (and jumping) time, the increasingly contrived action gets more violent, more intense and more outrageous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 17, 2012
It's early days yet, and there are still some excellent films to come, but already I think I've found my film of the year.
May 17, 2012
The Raid is a film for which the adjective "awesome" might have been invented, but it's so awesomely awesome you might want to teach it some new words.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 17, 2012
The Raid is fun of a kind: the kind liked by the brainless everywhere and by the intelligent in moments of elective brainlessness, such as a drunken Saturday night.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 17, 2012
Guaranteed to be a word-of-mouth hit. Expect to be introducing people to The Raid for years to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 17, 2012
The stunts, set pieces and overall mayhem can't be faulted. The cast are so energetic, the deaths so silly and the fun so unapologetic that that's enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 17, 2012
The Raid is completely deranged - and completely superb.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 16, 2012
The action is very well staged but it's no substitute for genuine suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 16, 2012
Get your mates together and bear witness to an instant action movie classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 16, 2012
Superbly shot, fast paced and thrillingly staged, this is a pulse pounding, non-stop action fest that marks both writer-director Evans and ass-kicking star Uwais out as future talents to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 15, 2012
For now, count 'The Raid' alongside the likes of Peter Jackson's 'Bad Taste' or Guillermo del Toro's 'Mimic': a talented young filmmaker flexing his muscles, stating his intent, and promising better things in the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 14, 2012
For all its vigour, The Raid is another film that subscribes to fight choreography reminiscent of a video game aesthetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 14, 2012
Remember your first time with Hard Boiled? Die Hard? This is how it's done - a clean, hard, constant hit of adrenalin.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 2, 2012
(T)he entire movie plays like a pair of defibrillator paddles, jolting us out of our typical genre malaise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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