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DJPowWow

aka: "The Raid: Redemption"

Amazing action with zero plot, and yet it's by far one of the best action movies I've seen in years, and blows away all the big-budget, CGI-heavy blockbusters that Hollywood churns out every year.
8 years 6 months ago
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aniforprez

whoever directed this knows exactly how to choreograph awesome fight scenes without need of a shakycam or any other idiotic gimmick. story sucks ass but the almost non-stop action keeps you vested in characters you wouldn't give 2 hoots about anywhere else. amazing choreography and great stuntmen make this movie. 7.5/10
8 years ago
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Earring72

Usually not a big fan of these kind of action movies where someone gets kicked in the head 50 times and still gets up and do a back flip and kicks the other guy 50 times.......:-) But this was well made, action packed, thrilling and fun over the top. Very violent also but that was expected.
8 years 1 month ago
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abmannetje

Great fight action, very evil fighting skills are being used. Normally i don't watch kung-fu fighting films, but I was very happily pleased by the action in this film.
Storyline is very thin, don't exactly know what it was realy about. But that is forgiven.
7 years 11 months ago
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dombrewer

Given the extremely positive reactions from (most) critics and audiences I was disappointed. Comparisons to other action classics like "Die Hard" and "Oldboy" I feel are very wide of the mark as the script, plot and most of the acting are rudimentary. Obviously, that's not the point - the point is carnage and exceptionally well choreographed ass-kicking, which it really delivers. It's essentially a martial arts movie, and on those grounds it's a very good one. I just didn't think it was a particularly good film.
8 years 5 months ago
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MichaelBehr

The fight scenes are great, the story not so much. You're here for an action movie though. If you can, watch it with the original audio. The English dub is pretty bad and ruins the atmosphere of the movie.
3 years 8 months ago
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BeasleyOnFilm

Probably the best fight choreography I've ever seen. Just immense!
8 years 5 months ago
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VETTE1

I was expecting decent action with terrible acting. Instead you get great action and very solid acting. Pleasantly surprised by this movie
8 years 5 months ago
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Panunzio

The very lean plot exists almost solely to drive forward a series of fantastic action sequences. No, it's not high art, but action films are rarely as well crafted, creative, and kinetic as this!
3 years 4 months ago
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palefire

Brutally violent, but well choreographed
5 years 2 months ago
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Siskoid

The Raid: Redemption is an Indonesian action film written and directed by a Welshman, Gareth Evans, and totally deserves its reputation as a game-changer in the action genre. Aside from a short scene in which the hero Rama (Iko Uwais) tells his wife goodbye before going to work, there's little in the film that's not part of the SWAT raid on a building controlled by a god-like crime lord. (If that sounds familiar, it's because it's the plot of Dredd, which is why I doubly question the need for the American remake apparently in the works.) At first, this is a war film, heavy on casualties and visceral in its depiction of violence. As the SWAT run out of bullets (and men), it turns into a thriller (specifically, survival horror) and a dynamic martial arts picture. The action is insane, a mix of done-for-real and subtle effects that increase the realism (I've never seen such savage knife fights, for example). You'll feel the impacts of every hit along with the characters, and will be amazed at the speed of the action. At its core is still a story about family, so it isn't just action without empathy.
5 years 4 months ago
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jhhayes

I was expecting to loathe this film, but I must say I found it quite entertaining. It's probably one of the most gratuitously violent/bloody films I've ever seen, but it's so over the top that it works. The martial arts and action sequences are executed flawlessly. They're so hypnotic that they'd make Bruce Lee jealous.
5 years 4 months ago
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DisneyStitch

Does it have a wizbang plot? Nope. Does it have good and well acted characters? Nope. Does it have some of the best fight scenes in movie history? Absolutely. It's refreshing to finally find a movie where critics judge it for its main purpose for being created. In this movie's case, it was created to showcase awesome fight scenes and it delivers in pretty spectacular fashion. Think Jackie Chan's style of fighting with all the agility but take out the cheesiness and flowery moves and replace them with bone crushing blows and pure savageness.
6 years 7 months ago
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epp

No way better than Dredd.
7 years 8 months ago
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kanoba

Some decent fight choreography, but on the whole totally uninteresting.
8 years 5 months ago

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