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: MA15+101 minsIndonesiaIndonesian with English subtitles
ActionThrillerMartial ArtsWorld Cinema
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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

0

The Raid: Everyone goes out like a champ

Everything about this movie is absolutely ridiculous, its repugnant, its senseless, its insane and its bloody good fun. A SWAT team are trapped in an apartment building run by mobsters with their one note henchmen launch to attack. This is a plot line where having fun envisioning it is inevitable. You can sense that director Gareth Evans was having one...

4.0
0

best martial arts movie since Ong Bak

Wow! not only is this a great martial arts movie its also a great old fashioned shoot em up action. The martial arts are amazing in parts but the real greatness of this low budget flick is in the very good story and awesome action. Be warned though...this is R18 for a reason. If you are a hetro male go and see this movie...and dont DL it cause you need to...

5.0
0

What a movie!

Don't let the subtitles put you off seeing this film unless you can already understand Bahasa. You can't help but be immersed in the non-stop action and (necessary) violence. I haven't wriggled around in my seat in a movie for a looong time. I could almost feel every kick and punch. Cracking good fun and a must have when released on Bluray/DVD.

5.0
0

Movie of the Year

Best movie so far this year. If action is you, go & see it, you won't regret it, you will if you don't

5.0
0

A Bit of the old Ultra Violence

You know a movies good when the guy with a bun in his partners oven survives. Oh and when you kill someone on a broken door frame. What else could you want.

4.0
0

Hyper-Violent Action Heaven

If, like me, you like your action movies served hyper-violently with buckets of gore, high-octane plot, brutal characterisation and dynamic direction - then look no further. The John Woo of 'Bullet in the Head' and 'Hard Boiled' days just got reincarnated in the form of Brit director Gareth Evans' Indonesian action flick, 'The Raid.' Unapologetically...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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

0

The Raid: Everyone goes out like a champ

Everything about this movie is absolutely ridiculous, its repugnant, its senseless, its insane and its bloody good fun. A SWAT team are trapped in an apartment building run by mobsters with their one note henchmen launch to attack. This is a plot line where having fun envisioning it is inevitable. You can sense that director Gareth Evans was having one...

4.0
0

best martial arts movie since Ong Bak

Wow! not only is this a great martial arts movie its also a great old fashioned shoot em up action. The martial arts are amazing in parts but the real greatness of this low budget flick is in the very good story and awesome action. Be warned though...this is R18 for a reason. If you are a hetro male go and see this movie...and dont DL it cause you need to...

5.0
0

What a movie!

Don't let the subtitles put you off seeing this film unless you can already understand Bahasa. You can't help but be immersed in the non-stop action and (necessary) violence. I haven't wriggled around in my seat in a movie for a looong time. I could almost feel every kick and punch. Cracking good fun and a must have when released on Bluray/DVD.

5.0
0

Movie of the Year

Best movie so far this year. If action is you, go & see it, you won't regret it, you will if you don't

5.0
0

A Bit of the old Ultra Violence

You know a movies good when the guy with a bun in his partners oven survives. Oh and when you kill someone on a broken door frame. What else could you want.

4.0
0

Hyper-Violent Action Heaven

If, like me, you like your action movies served hyper-violently with buckets of gore, high-octane plot, brutal characterisation and dynamic direction - then look no further. The John Woo of 'Bullet in the Head' and 'Hard Boiled' days just got reincarnated in the form of Brit director Gareth Evans' Indonesian action flick, 'The Raid.' Unapologetically...

5.0
0