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)


    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.


    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.


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


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


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


    Estranged son. Toilet. Subtitles.


    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.


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

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