Poster for the movie "The Raid"

The Raid

Visceral – well, it is an 18 certificate – and grimy. A simple set-up – a raid on a crime boss’ base – and well enough executed. It was interesting to see another martial arts style brought to the big screen, though this movie did feel fairly traditional in its approach to good-cop vs bad-guy. I think I am getting jaded by martial arts movies 🙂

The Raid

20111 h 41 min

Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.

Director Gareth Evans
Runtime 1 h 41 min
Release Date 8 September 2011
Movie Media DVD
Movie Status
Movie Rating Not bad
Starring: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian, Ray Sahetapy, Pierre Gruno, Ananda George, Tegar Satrya, Verdi Solaiman, R. Iman Aji, Yusuf Opilus, Iang Darmawan, Eka 'Piranha' Rahmadia, Umi Kulsum