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The Raid

The Raid
  • 2011
  • Indonesia/USA
  • 100 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Gareth Evans
  • Cast: Iko Uwais, Doni Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhain
  • Language: Indonesian
  • UK release: 18 May 2012

An Indonesian SWAT team storms a Jakarta tower block intending to take down crime lord Tama (Sahetapy), but finds itself trapped. About as good a film as you can make about men repeatedly punching each other in the face; Evans' low-budget, high-impact approach has enormous gusto and ingenuity.

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The Raid

17 Apr 20124 stars

A short, tough, pumped-up flick for die-hard action fans

(18) 101min ‘1 ruthless crime lord. 20 elite cops. 80 floors of chaos.’ The advertising sets exactly the right proficient tone; crunching the numbers as well as bones, The Raid features a small group of policemen taking on a vertically stacked army of…

Interview: Gareth Evans brings The Raid to GFF 2012

17 Feb 2012

The Welshman on directing his high-tension Indonesian action movie

Gareth Evans is apologetic: ‘Sorry for beating your guys in the rugby at the weekend,’ he says in an unmistakeable Welsh accent down the line from his home in Indonesia. No apology necessary. While we may have to endure the indignity of the Scottish…

GFF 2012 - Frightfest highlights

2 Feb 2012

A round up of the best films showing as part of the Glasgow Film Festival's horror strand

FrightFest is back once again to terrorise the Glasgow Film Festival. Now taking over the GFT for two full days, this year (as with every year) it’s a vibrant snap shot of the state of horror cinema. It’s been so successful the organisers have launched…

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