The Raid

The Raid

The Raid

Indonesian action film centred on the police raid of an apartment block, home to the deadliest gangsters and drug lords in Jakarta's criminal underworld. Choreographed by lead actor Iko Uwais (Merantau), The Raid merges traditional martial arts with chaotic gunfights.

What starts as a tactical, stealthy raid on a criminal safe house soon turns into a fight for survival as the SWAT team’s cover is blown. When word gets out, all exits are blocked, trapping the law enforcers inside the building. The remaining soldiers are forced to fight through the entire criminal army they’re caged with.

The film features music by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda and composer Joseph Trapanese (Tron: Legacy). This is director Gareth Evans and Uwais' second collaboration after Merantau.

Winner of the Midnight Madness , People's Choice Award at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.
2011Rating: R18, contains graphic violence and offensive language101 minsIndonesiaIndonesian with English subtitles
ActionThrillerMartial ArtsWorld Cinema

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Variety

Variety

Hand-to-hand, fist-to-face, foot-to-groin battle, with a few machetes and guns tossed in for good measure.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

An instant cult hit that carries the funky, illicit thrill of the fleapit and serves as an unbeatable reminder of the gloriously disreputable heyday of VHS.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

I am dismayed. I have no prejudice against violence when I find it in a well-made film. But this film is almost brutally cynical in its approach.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Hard-driving, butt-kicking, pulse-pounding, bone-crunching, skull-smashing, bloodcurdling.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The fight choreography here is blisteringly quick, designed to make the audience gasp, and then cheer.

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