Indonesian cinema just got very interesting
Punishing. Brutal. Bruising. Welsh director Gareth Evans’ singularly ferocious action movie is all of those things and more.
In a 101 minute frenzy of knuckle-cracking, newcomer Iko Uwais plays Rama, a rookie cop who storms a decrepit Jakarta high rise with a 20-man SWAT team. They’re after crime lord Tama Riyadi (Ray Sahetapy), who’s transformed the apartment block into a deadly drug den. Who’ll make it out alive? Depends how good you are with your fists.
It’s been a while since an action movie was this cool. A gruelling, spikily funny actioner, The Raid forces you to feel every single hit firsthand. Unforgettable.