DIRECTOR: Gareth Evans

When a police raid into a tenement building goes horribly wrong, a rookie cop takes it upon himself to get his teammates out alive, and take down the ruthless crime kingpin on the way. Only 30 floors filled with hundreds of angry criminals stands in his way.

THE RESULT

THE RAID is 100 minutes of non-stop, ultra-violent adrenaline. You’ve seen gunfights, fist fights, and knife fights in cinema before. But you’ve never seen them done with such intensity, skill and finesse. What begins with bullets and grenades gradually degrades to blades, planks of wood, bare fists, and eventually a number of household items you won’t ever look at the same again. Keeping story and character to an acceptable minimum, THE RAID is like 300 set in the Nakatomi Plaza. At the end of every fight, you’ll think to yourself “Well, they can’t possibly top that.” Then 1 minute later you’ll be proven wrong. Again and again and again. 5 KNIVES OUT OF 5

THE RAID is being released on Blu-Ray and DVD on August 14.

FULL EXTENDED REVIEW, COMING SOON, AFTER THE JUMP

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