Merantau (2009)

Coming to Britain on the back of the hottest online buzz in years, suffice to say that everything you have read is true - Merantau is without doubt the standout action movie of the year. Merantau's star Iko Uwais is about to popularise… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 1, 2009
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2011
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Brian Orndorf

In dire need of a tighter edit and a few smiles, Merantau is a bizarrely lethargic picture, great with violence, but a complete chore to sit through between the punches.

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Cynthia S.
Well here is a movie where the story took backstage to all the fighting scenes...and there are lots, and lots. Too many where the story actually gets lost. The… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Every journey must begin with one small step."</i> In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Poorly paced and repetitive fights, weak cast, weak direction. Long boring fights that go nowhere and so on. Don't believe the viral marketing some sites… More
JY Skacto
Gareth Evan's <i>Merantau</i> is one enthralling martial arts movie out of Indonesia.<p>In short, this film is about a young man going on… More
Dean McKenna
Amazing Indonesian martial arts film I ever seen in the first time. The storyline isn't much to behold naturally, though as far as action films go, this… More
Caesar Mendez
Merantau is a great martial art film that can easily be compared to the first Ong Bak, in terms of action. The action is kick-ass and it keeps getting better… More