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Review – The Raid: Redemption

Review - The Raid: Redemption

Review – The Raid: Redemption

Directed by: Gareth Evans

Produced by: Todd Brown

Written by: Gareth Evans

Starring: Iko Uwais, Ray Sahetapy & Doni Alamsyah

Release Date: May 18th 2012 (UK)

What do you get when you take a Welsh director, a bunch of Indonesian stuntmen and a block of high rise flats and put them together? One of the greatest action movies ever committed to film apparently. I love a great action movie and I love tight, clever fight choreography and the Raid delivers this in spades. There is an extravagant display of martial arts on display here all shown with a realistic sense of brutality and grit that is a joy to watch onscreen.

Review - The Raid: Redemption

Whether it is a bare-knuckle hand-to-hand fight that you are witnessing, or a fight using deadly melee weapons, every sequence is beautifully brutal and expertly crafted in terms of its choreography.

Although the fight sequences and intense action are the star attraction in The Raid, Gareth Evans uses his actors and his camera work to make the audience feel an unfaltering sense of tension when necessary to balance the sheer, white-knuckle excitement of other scenes.

Review - The Raid: Redemption

I have watched this movie a ton and I have seen the subtitled version, the dubbed version and the original Indonesian version without subtitles. Even in the latter, when none of the characters are speaking any English, you can still easily follow what is going on, due to the expressive performances given by the cast.

Overall, if you are an action fan, you can’t do much better than the Raid. It is an intense story told so well by a bunch of extremely talented people. I would go as far as to argue that the level of intensity present in this movie’s fight choreography and its sequel has not been equalled since in any other action movie. Which makes the Raid movies some of my favourite action films of all time.

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Fun fact: some of the cast members from The Raid also appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read our review for that here!

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Daniel is a 26-year-old writer from Glasgow. He loves sci-fi and hates fantasy. He also hates referring to himself in the third person and thinks that bios are dumb.

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