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    Review: 'The Raid 2' Brings Better Fights, But Still A Slightly Reduced Echo Of Its Predecessor

    When “The Raid” started on the festival circuit in 2011 in Toronto, it was a bloody blast of fresh air, with incredible action sequences throughout an energetically and expressively shot film with amazing stunt work and bone-crushing fight scenes captured with fluid camerawork, long takes and a gidd...

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    Review: 'The Raid 2' Is One of the Great Action Films of Recent Memory

    "The Raid 2" is grander and superior to its predecessor in every conceivable way.

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    Watch: Insanely Intense Action-Packed Trailer for 'The Raid 2: Berandal'

    Kung fu movies appear surprisingly rarely stateside, but when one of them hits theaters, it hits hard. Writer/director Gareth Evans now brings us "The Raid 2: Berandal," the sequel to his epic martial arts flick "The Raid: Redemption". The film, which promises to bring even more heart-pounding actio...

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    Watch: Bloody Hammers In NSFW Clip From ‘The Raid 2’ Plus 30 Minute Talk With Gareth Evans & New Pics

    If the original film, “The Raid: Redemption," was a police raid/non-stop bloodbath in a Jakarta tenement building for 100 minutes, then “The Raid 2: Berandal,” takes the film to a logical conclusion: a relentless slaughter for 2.5 hours. Ok, there’s actually some plot: it’s a big crime epic, but the...

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    Sundance Review: Gareth Evans' ‘The Raid 2’ Improves On The Action In A Follow-Up That’s Both Lesser And Longer

    When “The Raid” started on the festival circuit in 2011 in Toronto, it was a bloody blast of fresh air, with incredible action sequences throughout an energetically and expressively shot film with amazing stunt work and bone-crushing fight scenes captured with fluid camerawork, long takes and a gidd...

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    Watch: New Trailer For 'The Raid 2' Arrives Just In Time To Punch & Kick Before Its Sundance World Premiere

    So far, at least for The Playlist, most of the Sundance experience has centered around bracing, emotionally resonant dramas and documentaries, or the occasional comedy, with one film after another offering the cinematic meals we usually like to go for. But sometimes you gotta blow off some steam, an...

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    Watch: First Action-Packed Trailer For 'The Raid 2' Will Kick Your Ass

    In 2011, a mostly unknown dude named Gareth Evans arrived at the Toronto International Film Festival with a movie called "The Raid." And by the time the lights came up after the first screening, everyone not only knew his name, but the buzz was deafening. The unrelenting action flick quickly became ...

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    The Breakout Performances Of 2012

    One of the great thrills of being a movie fan is discovery. In a few weeks, we'll be rolling out our lists of the films we're looking forward to in 2013, many of which come from established names. And yet invariably, many of the best movies that will surprise us over the next twelve months will be o...

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    'The Raid' Star Iko Uwais Joins Keanu Reeves' 'Man Of Tai Chi'

    Well, it looks like Gareth Evans isn't the only one who's getting some shine from the cult success of "The Raid: Redemption." Some deserved attention is being given to the film's star Iko Uwais, as he's landed a plum role in another unique, martial arts-styled flick.

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