3.5

The Raid

Action Crime Thriller


 

A SWAT team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.

'This film contains scenes of violence' is an understatement when it comes to "The Raid". It's all violence, with a handful of scenes to remind you that there is a point to this mortal combat, even if that point is going to be forgotten as soon as the credits role. Surprisingly, the acting in these scenes is seriously impressive and actually heightens the reality and terror of the situation. But it's the fight scenes which will draw the crowd, and they are as ridiculous as they are entertaining. Finish him!

Thomas Jones

Limited Release 22nd March 2012
101 mins