The Raid 2: Berandal

The Raid 2: Berandal

The Raid 2: Berandal

Sequel to 2011’s intense martial arts and action epic sees writer-director Gareth Evans and star Iko Uwais return, widening the scope of the original into an ambitious, ass-kicking underworld epic. After making it through The Raid almost unscathed, a young cop goes undercover to take down Indonesia’s most vicious crime bosses.

Shortly after the events of the first film (in which police raid an apartment block, home to the deadliest gangsters and drug lords in Jakarta’s criminal underworld), young cop Rama (Uwais) is one of the few survivors of the preceding carnage. With crime syndicate retaliation against his family on the horizon, Rama agrees to have his name added to the list of casualties and goes undercover to bust the city’s worst gangsters. Quickly finding himself in over his head, Rama is forced to bring all his considerable fighting skills to bear and compromise his morals in order to maintain his cover – a predicament that lasts for years and through brutal situations including a prison riot, epic car chase and an encounter with a deadly hammer-wielding young lady. As Rama finds himself deeply entrenched within a mob outfit, a gangland power struggle erupts into violence and he’s forced to take on overwhelming odds to survive.

2014Rating: R18, Graphic violence and offensive language151 minsIndonesiaIndonesian with English subtitles
ActionThrillerMartial ArtsWorld Cinema
94%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Never quite generates or sustains its predecessor’s pure sense of menace.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Flat-out exhilarating... cements Evans as the best action director working today. Fight aficionados should brace themselves for a bruising, blistering ride.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

No other filmmaker on the planet can touch Evans for long-take beatdowns and wildly inventive flourishes.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Hyper-violent it may be but there is beauty in its brutality.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The film suffers from too much potential.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An even more masterful jolt of high-energy genre filmmaking.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This is how it’s done — a clean, hard, constant hit of adrenalin. If it’s not the best action movie of the year, we’ll eat a fridge.

5.0
0

Don’t waste the time you're given!

I wonder about how bad the acting and plotting have to be in order to keep the audience out of a ridicules stupid movie. The only message of the movie is not to waste the time you're given.

1.0
0

Really Good

This movie really surprised me was thinking it would not be great but the action was great and the story line as well

4.0
0

Bloody bloody

Awesome action flick with heaps of hand to hand combat, guns, bullets and blood (heaps of blood). Not a chick flick unless they are into hardcore martial art action. Worth the wait for this sequel, even better than the first. Raid 2 has got a bit more of everything from action sequence, a story and dialogue. Even the movie is two and a half hour long but it...

4.0
0

Brilliant

Gritty fast paced full on action, Fight scenes were graphic and so intense I found myself flinching and ducking during many of them. Not for the faint hearted or those of weaker stomachs. Story line was a familiar one of undercover cop infiltrates underworld gang but still worth the watch. I was glued to the screen from start to finish and not just because...

4.0
0

Brilliant film

The director had such a command of the action, and knew how, and when, to create great suspense, I liked the first one a little better, but it was great to see some more character development this time around, and a compelling crime plot. Can't wait for the next one!

4.0
0

Kung fufu

Brutal and artistic. Majestical kung fu movements. Loved the graphic death scenes..... Perhaps went on a little longer than it should have...

3.0
0

Bloody fantastic

I got completely engrossed in this film and loved almost every moment of it. I never thought of myself as much of a martial arts fan but this film managed to bring out a hidden passion for it I didn't know I had. I did find a few of the fight scenes a bit long and gruesome, so might not be for everyone. The base storyline was well written and engaging. I...

4.0
0

We all lived it!

Boy, did I get involved in this excellent movie. Most gory film I have ever seen, but done with taste (!). It took the main character two and a half hours to learn to say no; I loved that last scene. Could not fault this movie and class it as a great entertainment which held you all the way -- one of the best action movies. Stunt men earned their money....

5.0
0

Tense tense tense

Loved the film. After a bit of a slow start the body count swiftly mounted. I found myself often witting there tensed as another leg was broken or victim eviscerated. Physically holding my breath! A great film - not for the gore averse...

5.0
0

2.5 hours of ass kicking

I am an action junkie and this rates in the top 5 in my books. I went into this after seeing the first one expecting a good movie, but i was met with was one of the best action movies i have ever seen. Basically non stop ass kicking for 2.5 hours - Brilliant. Only mistake was taking the Mrs - This is one for the boys!

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Never quite generates or sustains its predecessor’s pure sense of menace.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Flat-out exhilarating... cements Evans as the best action director working today. Fight aficionados should brace themselves for a bruising, blistering ride.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

No other filmmaker on the planet can touch Evans for long-take beatdowns and wildly inventive flourishes.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Hyper-violent it may be but there is beauty in its brutality.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The film suffers from too much potential.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An even more masterful jolt of high-energy genre filmmaking.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This is how it’s done — a clean, hard, constant hit of adrenalin. If it’s not the best action movie of the year, we’ll eat a fridge.

5.0
0

Don’t waste the time you're given!

I wonder about how bad the acting and plotting have to be in order to keep the audience out of a ridicules stupid movie. The only message of the movie is not to waste the time you're given.

1.0
0

Really Good

This movie really surprised me was thinking it would not be great but the action was great and the story line as well

4.0
0

Bloody bloody

Awesome action flick with heaps of hand to hand combat, guns, bullets and blood (heaps of blood). Not a chick flick unless they are into hardcore martial art action. Worth the wait for this sequel, even better than the first. Raid 2 has got a bit more of everything from action sequence, a story and dialogue. Even the movie is two and a half hour long but...

4.0
0

Brilliant

Gritty fast paced full on action, Fight scenes were graphic and so intense I found myself flinching and ducking during many of them. Not for the faint hearted or those of weaker stomachs. Story line was a familiar one of undercover cop infiltrates underworld gang but still worth the watch. I was glued to the screen from start to finish and not just...

4.0
0

Brilliant film

The director had such a command of the action, and knew how, and when, to create great suspense, I liked the first one a little better, but it was great to see some more character development this time around, and a compelling crime plot. Can't wait for the next one!

4.0
0

Kung fufu

Brutal and artistic. Majestical kung fu movements. Loved the graphic death scenes..... Perhaps went on a little longer than it should have...

3.0
0

Bloody fantastic

I got completely engrossed in this film and loved almost every moment of it. I never thought of myself as much of a martial arts fan but this film managed to bring out a hidden passion for it I didn't know I had. I did find a few of the fight scenes a bit long and gruesome, so might not be for everyone. The base storyline was well written and engaging. I...

4.0
0

We all lived it!

Boy, did I get involved in this excellent movie. Most gory film I have ever seen, but done with taste (!). It took the main character two and a half hours to learn to say no; I loved that last scene. Could not fault this movie and class it as a great entertainment which held you all the way -- one of the best action movies. Stunt men earned their money....

5.0
0

Tense tense tense

Loved the film. After a bit of a slow start the body count swiftly mounted. I found myself often witting there tensed as another leg was broken or victim eviscerated. Physically holding my breath! A great film - not for the gore averse...

5.0
0

2.5 hours of ass kicking

I am an action junkie and this rates in the top 5 in my books. I went into this after seeing the first one expecting a good movie, but i was met with was one of the best action movies i have ever seen. Basically non stop ass kicking for 2.5 hours - Brilliant. Only mistake was taking the Mrs - This is one for the boys!

5.0
0