You do not want to miss this instant classic. Iko Uwais is magnificent! Director Gareth Evans
directs a masterpiece. Enough blood and machete chopping to satisfy any “Friday the 13th’” style movie. Mixed with gun battles and the highest level of Pencak Silat military/tactical applications that have perhaps ever been captured on the silver screen. Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, and Gareth Huw Evans raise the bar with their action choreography.
Rama (Uwais) is a rookie tactical police officer in Indonesia. His team of officers have been assigned to capture a ruthless crime lord that has taken over a high-rise apartment building. Thugs, drug dealers, and other criminal element rent rooms in this building, whose sole purpose is criminal activity. Rama’s tactical unit must travel to the top floor to capture The drug lord and his two generals, Andi (Donny Alamsyah) who is the brains of the operation and Mad Dog (Yayan Ruhian), a “maniac with his hands and feet”.
Look to see a high level of fight choreography with blades. Uwais works two knives as if he learned to use knives before he learned to use a spoon. Don’t blink because you will miss about three punches, elbows, knees, or kicks, this film is focused on fighting speed.
Roger Ebert of Rogerebert.com writes: (“Raid Redemption”) “is being hailed as a breakthrough in martial-arts films.”
“The Raid Redemption” is a classic that is on a level of its own. It’s raising the bar and leaving the competition in the dust!