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the part of me that totally loves shit like this probably isn't my noblest attribute, but if you're in the mood for 2 hours of unbridled ass-kicking-bloodbath, this is about as good as it gets. surprisingly engaging (and refreshingly CGI free) fight choreography... i hope there are a half dozen sequels.
Adrenalina pura per un'ora e mezza di azione selvaggia, con coltellate e colpi brutali che si sentono nelle ossa.Schizofrenico e claustrofobico: un palazzo fatiscente da espugnare, i buoni da una parte e i cattivi dall'altra. La storia dei due fratelli risulta assolutamente inutile.Combattimenti esagerati, con una durata forse eccessiva, ma con un montaggio e dei movimenti di camera notevoli.Action pura.3*
Not the worst movie I have ever seen, and there are some effective moments like the final fight or some of the scenes between the brothers, but it is mostly quite ugly, mean spirited, and not entertaining. I squirmed. When I watch a martial arts or action movie, I always hope I will have a good time. With The Raid, I felt uncomfortable; like someone dumped spiders down the back of my shirt.
A good film, not a great one. A full on action movie with stylish fight sequences, but it never quite reached the level of excitement that I had hoped for.
Action with no characters to care for is action with no dramatic weight, with no consequences, and thus, is just action that you are not going to remember. Can you name at least 3 characters in this movie? Of course you can't, there are no human beings in the movie, just avatars running around and beating each other senseless. Again, action with nobody to care for is an exercise in pointless camera tricks.
Action. And action. Ah, yes, there's action too. The location looks like a Silent Hill one. With action, of course.
I think to say the film gets repetitive, or criticize the plot is missing the point a little bit. As a straight forward action film, no other film in recent years comes close to matching the tension or fight choreography, especially not from Hollywood. Basically, it does what it says on the tin- and very well
Pretty sure I just saw people get killed. This might just be security footage brilliantly edited together. Or just one of the most amazing action movies ever made.
The first 30 to 40 minutes or so was fine. Very intense and the action was excellent with a promising storyline then the story got more thinner and the action became more repetitive meandering as the movie continued to go on. Very disappointing.
I don't know how jealous American action filmmakers right now but Indonesia based Gareth Evans and his crew just handed it to them.
Pure mortal kombat. Cyber Sub-Zero, WINS.
A masterclass in action filmmaking. The editing, the camera moves, the choreography are so fucking good - I'd anticipated this so much that a letdown seemed inevitable. Nope. There's not a second of wasted screen time. The fights have weight and persistence uncommon even among the recent giants of martial arts cinema. Only black mark: the new score. Serviceable in the quiet bits, but not up to the task of intensity.
Great choreography, BUT no character, no suspense, and way too boring.
Excellently made movie... Only lacking alot of movie. What hurts The Raid most is that it doesn't have much character to it. There is no self-recognition in what the film is doing and it ultimately lacks alot of style, even with the fantastic choreography and gratuitous violence that the action genre desperately needs. In consummation, The Raid is a forgettable film. Go see Dredd 3D or Assault on Precinct 13 instead.
Exhausting, but also an ebullient action movie. Review and rating: http://alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.com/2012/07/raid-redemption-2011.html
Almost revelling in its lack of plot and character development, its dizzying, operatic fight sequences are a joy to behold.