Movie: Raid: The Redemption
Stars: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Doni Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian, Ray Sahetapy
Directed by Gareth Evans
Runtime: 101 minutes
The Raid follows a group of Indonesian SWAT officers as they will raid an apartment complex, looking for a crime lord. It’s a rather stereotypical storyline, but there are a few fun twists that keep it fresh. The story is literally the only weak part of them film. Iko Uwais wows everyone with his superb performance and fight scenes. He could easily become the next Jackie Chan or Jet Li. Joe Taslim and Ray Sahetapy are good in characters. Mad Dog aka. Yayan Ruhian terrorizes everyone with his performance. The story line is simple. Matt Flannery’s camera moves fluidly throughout, Editing by Gareth Evans is perfect. BGM by Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park is fantastic. On the Flip side ‘The Raid: Redemption’ isn’t supposed to be a well-acted or well written movie. Gareth Evans direction is engaging, provided edge of the seat entertainment.
The Raid gives you the most jaw dropping, brutal, incredible fight scenes to ever be in a movie. A MUST WATCH!!