“The Raid: Redemption” is an Indonesian action film, featuring the martial art of Pencak Silat. It was given limited release two or three weeks ago, and spread wide last week. It’s been given little to no promotion, in fact, as I said on (title pending) this week, I hadn’t even noticed it was in my megaplex. Foreign, subtitled, limited release, directed by and starring people I’ve never heard of… this isn’t usually the type of movie I cover here.
But the film has been getting some crazy buzz, and the rest of this week’s offerings
make me want to kill myself are lackluster to say the least, so I figured eh, let’s go check it out.
Now that I have, there’s only one thing to say:
Holy Mary, mother of God…