Adam Redman ★★★
There's a great 100-minute action film in there somewhere, but you'd need to get rid of the 50-odd minutes of elderly gangsters eating their dinner to get to it.
Abandoning the self contained survival aspect of the first movie, Evans expands the world (and the runtime) to the streets and underworld. The story is cliched and flimsy as anything,…
Andrew Buckle ★★★
In The Raid 2, Gareth Evans follow-up to the extraordinary action game-changer The Raid (2012), Rama (the gifted Iko Uwais) returns as the central protagonist, assigned to a deep undercover…
A huge step forward in the action department. A slightly smaller but still big step BACK in the cop drama department.
Generally a weak story is excusable when your characters…
Great action, bloated story. I loved The Raid. That movie was a tight genre picture that knew exactly what it was and executed it with brutal efficiency. The sequel keeps…