What Raid 2 should have been if it wasn't overcomplicated with that damn thing called a plot. The narrative is scant here, which is a blessing because, like Raid 2, character/story isn't done well when it does appear, and thus slows things down. The film doesn’t have the first Raid’s attack-and-release of tension, but the action choreography is similarly thrilling. And the fights are dope in their creativity, too.
Timo Tjahjanto (Killers) has made his most impressive film to date with the most impressive action film since Edwards' 'Raid' films. While it doesn't quite match the ballet precision of those film's choreography it comes pretty close with some of the bloodiest fight carnage in film history. Taslin and Uwais are both brilliant fight performers here offering solid performances as do the supporting players. Incredible.
Hard to believe it's been almost 7 years since "The Raid," surely the most influential martial arts film of the decade. "The Night Comes For Us" boasts some of that series' key talent, and might be the first title to come close to surpassing it. I won't mince words: this is one of the greatest action movies I've ever seen, as well as a ceaseless catalog of all the ways the human body can be eviscerated or destroyed.
This may be the most hyper-violent film I’ve ever seen — in terms of its consistency, brutality, savagery and detail — for better and for worse (I felt queasy at times). Visually it’s often arresting, and the choreography perpetually awes. Unfortunately the plot is an absolute mess... however much that really matters to you.
A mess of a film with pedestrian plotting and a director more interested in stunts than in the characters he puts in harms way. Had the movie had a better director, script and actors the action scenes would have meant something in the context of the story. In this film the story is just an excuse to massacre as many people as possible. Sure, the action is inventive and gory but gets awfully boring.
Sabii străpungă carni. Glonțe merg prin inime. Pumni zdrobesc oase. Creieri explodează de către focuri de mitralieră. Cei slabi sunt masacrat. Cei puternici îi măcelăresc. Sînge izbucnesc la corpuri. "Noaptea vin pentru noi" e o capodoperă plină de violență extremă care e întrupat așa iad însîngerat. Sublim.//刃は肉に突き刺さる。弾丸は心臓を貫く。拳は骨を砕く。脳髄は機銃掃射に爆ぜる。弱者は屠られる。強者は殺戮を繰り広げる。血は体から迸る。「シャドー・オブ・ナイト」は血染めの地獄絵図を体現する超絶的暴力に満ちた傑作だ。壮絶。