[Sundance '14 Review] ‘The Raid 2′ One of the Best Action Films of All Time!

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Republished for today’s theatrical release.

After kicking all my teeth out at the 2012 TIFF with The Raid, director Gareth Evans returned to Indonesia for the hotly anticipated The Raid 2, which features a 100+ day shoot that allegedly embarrasses stomps on the faces of modern action filmmakers. It’s so good that it will make even adults reenact their favorite scenes in the theater lobby…

Remember those days as a teenager when you’d leave an action film so exhilarated, you’d start exchanging air jabs with your best friend in the theater lobby? The Raid 2: Berandal is that movie,” Ryan Daley says in his review out of the Sundance Film Festival.

Simply imagine a crime movie as deeply layered as The Departed or Goodfellas and then add some of the most viscerally thrilling martial arts to ever hit the screen. That, in a nutshell, is The Raid 2.

[It's] one of the best action films of all time,” he adds of the film also hitting theaters March 28 via Sony Classics.

Get the entire review at either link above, and enjoy the ass-kicking new theatrical trailer below!

 
  • dirtyghettok

    I’m already in love with the hammer girl. Probably gonna have to up my meds after this one.. ;)

  • markemark

    Somehow missed the first, watched it this past weekend after reading the review here and loved it. Incredibly excited for this. I’ll seek this one out in theaters.

  • high-rise-rat

    ‘One of the best action films ever made’ thats all I need to know, I loved the first one so much and so did everyone I showed it to. I will be there opening night. Two and a half hours of awesome action. Fuck yeah.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I wanted to go see this today, but it’s not playing anywhere near me. Oh well. Guess I’ll just have to wait for DVD.

    • aaronmb

      The wide release date is April 11.

      • ThunderDragoon

        Oh cool. Thanks.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Completely agree. I finally got to watch this today and it was amazing. I love these movies so much.