The Raid

Indonesian movie “The Raid Redemption” (2011) starring Iko Uwais as Rama (of all persons!!) a special forces officer. He and his team are planning a bust up on a ganglord and there are moles on both sides. The raid goes wrong, horribly wrong with the commando team being badly ambushed. But few survive and fight and it is one endless fight after another. It showcases the Indonesian martial art of Pencak Silat and there are plenty of scenes on that. There is lot of violence in the movie and that too gore violence. There is no female interest in the movie. Not much of a story line in this movie, unending fighting and violence. There was English sub-titles but the dialogues were also rendered in English through voice over, so the magic of listening to Indonesian language was gone. There are serials also Raid 2 and Raid 3 but i will choose to ignore it.

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