• The Raid: Redemption (2011)

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Release Date: March 23rd, 2012

DVD Release Date: August 14th, 2012

R|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
A rookie member of an elite team of commandos, Rama (Iko Uwais) is instructed to hang back while his comrades-in-arms go ahead with their mission to take down a brutal crime lord called Tama (Ray Sahetapy). However, the team's cover is blown, and Tama offers sanctuary to every criminal in his high-rise apartment block in exchange for the cops' heads. Now Rama must take command and lead his remaining team on an ultraviolent charge through the building to complete -- and survive -- the mission.

Cast: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian, Pierre Gruno, Ray Sahetapy, Tegar Satrya, Iang Darmawan

Director: Gareth Evans

Genres: Action, Martial arts, Crime drama

Production Co: Celluloid Dreams, XYZ Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics, Sony Pictures Classics

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  • Unapologetically brutal and unencumbered by much plot, Raid is the year's most turbo-charged film. show more

  • There's a sliver of a plot to The Raid, but it's really not worth going over -- when the characters pause to talk, which is rare, it does tend to kill the film's momentum. show more

  • Arguably the most dynamic Asian action film since the 1990s peaks of John Woo and Tsui Hark, The Raid: Redemption works as sheer gladiatorial ballet. show more

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