Movie: The Raid: Redemption (2011)

(Indonesian: Serbuan Maut; Country: Indonesia; Language: Indonesian)

Director Gareth Evans brings Indonesian martial arts (Pencak silat) to worldwide audience. It is action packed thriller. First class action in an otherwise third class film.

Action pervades, right from the start; so much so that by the time the film ends your cheeks are flushed and your heart’s beating fast.

There is very little towards good story and nothing about characterisation except that every one is a master in martial arts, and they amply display their talents. The movie makers could have just gathered cops and gangsters in one building and, without bothering with anything else, made them fight for the whole one hour forty minutes run time. Oh wait. That just what they did!

A team of elite cops led by a maverick lieutenant raid a decrepit tenement to capture a dangerous gangster chief who runs the place. They have underestimated his designs. Trouble is, the operation is not official and a top cop has ulterior motives for capturing the crime lord.

Five out of five for action and just a single star for the film. IMDb Link

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One thought on “Movie: The Raid: Redemption (2011)

  1. Garis Paksi is going to organize Pencak Silat Camp in February 2015 in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. You may learn various styles of Pencak Silat in the event. Fortunately, one of the assasins who fights with Krambit in ‘The Raid 2: Berandal’ is going to teach how to use the weapon. Check our weblog for more details. Salam Pencak Silat! šŸ™‚

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