The Raid 2
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He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If The Raid 2: Berandal doesn't end up as the most violent movie to hit screens in 2014, it won't be for lack of trying."
‑ Adam Nayman, Globe and Mail
"For those of us who believe the prime directive of action pictures is that such movies ought to, by gawd, move , Gareth Evans is our new patron saint."
‑ Soren Anderson, Seattle Times
"Arthouse martial-arts action that's incredibly dull even when it's being pornographic about its extreme bloody violence, and doesn't even bother with the nominally original one-location conceit of the first film."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Evans can't compete with more or less obvious influences like Oldboy and Infernal Affairs, but he's certainly no slouch in the sadism department, making his films in some ways exhilarating but also wearying, for better and worse."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Stylishly shot, edited with a lot of confidence in the audience's ability to follow parallel action, and ... faster and more brutal than anything else on the market."
‑ Grady Hendrix, Film Comment Magazine
"Two and-a-half hours may seem like a lot for an Indonesian crime saga, but "The Raid 2" has a sweeping scope that justifies its running time. And it will knock you out."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"At once messy and adrenalizing ..."
‑ Tom Russo, Boston Globe
"Quite possibly the 'Godfather' of martial arts films."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"While it may be reasonable to ask what our enjoyment of viciously violent movies says about us... it's hard to imagine anyone being left unimpressed by the sheer ingenuity of ... The Raid 2"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"How 'The Raid 2' ever earned an R rating is beyond me. I've seen NC-17 fare that wasn't half this graphic. This is one of the most violent films ever made. (Think Martin Scorsese and Sam Peckinpah to the 10th power.)"
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"A brilliant, dazzling, and devastating 21/2-hour ballet of brutality that's more ordeal than entertainment ..."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A very talented, very long piece of ultra-violence about a fleet-footed undercover cop who wreaks havoc on the criminal hierarchy of Jakarta."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"This time, the action scenes spring organically from the narrative, which makes them richer and more urgent."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
""If you're able to withstand its extreme assault on your senses (at least visually), the thrilling, action-packed film is definitely worth a look.""
‑ Jeff Vice, Cinephiled
"'The Raid 2' is the 'Super Mario Bros. 3' of action movies. Longer, better, more varied and just a total blast."
‑ Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive
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