THE RAID: REDEMPTION Add To My Top 10

Non-Stop Cops and Gangsters

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Release Date: March 23, 2012

Starring: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Joe Talsim, Doni Alamsyah, Ray Sahetapy,

Genre: Crime Thriller

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 100 minutes

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Content:

(B, RoRo, FR, LLL, VVV, N, D, M) Light moral worldview sides with a rookie cop against a horde of henchmen led by an evil crime lord, set in a corrupt society that let the crime leader get away with his crimes for a long time, Muslim hero prays to Allah in early scene but nothing more is referred to about it; about 74 obscenities (including many “f” words) and one GD; very strong action and martial arts fighting, some brutal, with some blood includes gun battles, point blank shootings, fights with machetes and knives, man fends off machete-wielding attackers several times, man stabbed to death, fighters fall many times, broken furniture, implied torture, many leg kicks, many take downs, man’s cheek grazed with machete; no sex scenes; upper male nudity; no alcohol; some smoking; and, betrayal, corruption, gangster runs apartment building and threatens tenants.

Summary:

THE RAID: REDEMPTION is an action-packed crime thriller from Indonesia about an elite group of policemen who must fight their way out of an apartment building controlled by an evil crime lord. THE RAID: REDEMPTION contains non-stop, sometimes brutal action violence and abundant foul language, so it’s not recommended for media-wise viewers.

Review:

THE RAID: REDEMPTION is an Indonesian crime thriller about a group of heavily armed, elite policemen storming an apartment complex controlled by evil gangsters. Of course, things go horribly wrong. So, the surviving police officers must fight their way out of the building.

When the police enter the building, they are immediately ambushed by the gangster leader’s forces. Tama, the gangster leader, offers lifelong sanctuary to every killer, rapist and thief in the building in return for their help.

Eventually, Rama, the rookie member of the elite police force, must stand in for the fallen leader of the police forces. He gets some unexpected help, but there’s a traitor among the police officers. Rama must also defeat the gangster leader’s right-hand man – a martial arts expert who goes by the name “Mad Dog.”

THE RAID: REDEMPTION is non-stop, sometimes brutal action violence. There’s a ton of martial arts fighting. Ultimately, the movie becomes a bit repetitious, even though the close quarters hand-to-hand combat features many amazing stunts. Also, some of the fight scenes go on much too long.

THE RAID: REDEMTPION also contains abundant gratuitous foul language. Therefore, MOVIEGUIDE® doesn’t recommend it for media-wise viewers. Two sequels are planned, however, featuring the rookie policeman Rama. So, expect more of the same.

In Brief:

THE RAID: REDEMPTION is an action-packed crime thriller from Indonesia. A group of heavily armed, elite policemen are ordered to storm an apartment complex controlled by an evil crime lord. When the police enter the building, they are immediately ambushed by the crime lord’s forces. The evil crime lord, offers lifelong sanctuary to every killer, thug, rapist and thief in the building. All they have to do is help him wipe out all the policemen in the building. Eventually, Rama, a rookie member of the elite police force, must take the fallen police leader’s place. He gets some unexpected help, but there’s a traitor among the police officers. Rama must also face the crime lord’s best fighter – a martial arts expert who goes by the name “Mad Dog.”

THE RAID: REDEMPTION is non-stop, sometimes brutal action violence. There’s a ton of martial arts fighting. Ultimately, the movie becomes a bit repetitious. However, the close quarters hand-to-hand combat does feature many amazing stunts, although some of the fight scenes go on much too long. THE RAID: REDEMTPION contains abundant gratuitous foul language. MOVIEGUIDE® doesn’t recommend it for media-wise viewers.