The Raid 2 (The Raid 2: Berandal) Sunday, 29 March 2020

The Raid 2 (The Raid 2: Berandal)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    R18+: High impact bloody violence.

  • The pitch:

    More redemption.

  • Starring:

    Iko Uwais, Julie Estelle, Yayan Ruhian, Donny Alamsyah, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusodewo, Ryûhei Matsuda, Alex Abbad

  • Directed by:

    Gareth Evans

  • Running time:

    150 minutes

  • Rated:

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are shot (many/repeatedly), stabbed (multiple), throat-slit, kicked, punched, thrown (through the air/over a balcony/through a windscreen), hair-pulled, sliced, glassed, slashed (repeatedly), bludgeoned, axed, hammered, assaulted, slapped, grabbed, rammed against walls, hit with objects, head-smashed, stomped, mutilated, eviscerated, burned, run over, strangled, tackled, hooded, dragged, bound, threatened. Assassinations, prison riot, brawling, car chases, rollover, collisions. Child punched/slapped by father, women assaulted. Yelling, arguing. Broken glass, debris. Blood/gore: Lots of corpses, blood/flesh splatter, bloody cuts, bloody noses, split lips, black eyes, blood on clothing/bodies/weapons/ground/snow/objects, bruising, blood. Head blown off, broken limbs, internal organs seen, ripping skin/face, tearing muscles/tendons, slitting throats, body disposal. Wound-cleaning, arm in sling. Photos of injured/bloodied/bruised people. Scarring, burned face, coughing blood. Pile of corpses, body in body bag.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Sexual assault (prison) implied. Pornography on TV monitors, pornographic movie being filmed in background. Men in underwear, shirtless man. Strip search. Bare-breasted woman wearing strap-on. Women in skimpy clothing (short skirts, plunging necklines, lingerie). Strip club setting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    People take pills (pain medication), discuss drugs. Symptoms of drug-taking (bloodshot eyes). Alcohol (spirits, wine). Smoking (cigarettes). Club setting.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastards. Slang for genitalia. Derogatory terms for women, police, Chinese, Japanese.

  • THEMES:

    Police corruption, bribery, gangs, gang warfare, territory wars, prison, family, funerary rights, undercover operations, assassination, junkies, betrayal, violence, murder, revenge.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Estranged son. Toilet. Subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Feverish, inspired, expansive, rapturous, hyper-violent, poetic, spectacular, great, bar-raising, intoxicating, epic, ambitious, masterful, high-energy, bigger, bloodier, visceral. Action/violence is inventive, astonishing, jaw-dropping, baffling, beautiful, brutal, artful. Sensational car chase, elegant narrative, impressive choreography, labyrinthine plot, meticulously observed, despicable villains, virtuosic camerawork, nerve-stabbing score, grander and superior than predecessor.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Overlong, shaggy, shapeless, familiar, repetitive. Underwritten protagonist, jittery camerawork.

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