The Raid: Redemption

“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…

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