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The Raid: Redemption

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    Gareth Evans on the 'Liberating' Experience of Making 'The Raid' Sequel Despite it Being So 'F*cking Hard'

    When the first "Raid" played South by Southwest a few years ago, it was prefaced by an introduction from director Gareth Evans. He walked out, in front of the sold out, 1100-seat audience crammed into the Paramount theater, and said five words: "I hope you like violence." Then he left the stage. Tha...

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    Watch: The Non-stop Kinetic Action Continues in 'The Raid 2: Berandal' Trailer

    When it premiered at Toronto back in 2011, the Indonesian action flick "The Raid: Redemption" instantly gained attention for its skillfully executed and dizzyingly immersive extended sequences of choreographed mayhem.

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    Attention Action Fans: Win a Blu-ray/DVD Copy of 'The Raid: Redemption'

    With Gareth Evans' acclaimed Indonesian action vehicle "The Raid: Redemption" topping our DVD/Blu-ray picks for the week, we're happy to announce that we're giving away copies of the film to three lucky readers.

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    Specialty Box Office: Big Debut For "Woman Thou Art Loosed;" "Bully" Expands Nicely With PG-13

    The overwhelming winner amidst a slew of specialty debuts this weekend was Neema Barnette's "Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day." According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, "Loosed" managed to find the best per-theater-average of any film in release, includ...

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    Escalation in the American Action Film

    American action films have gotten too big for their athletic-fit britches.

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    This Week on Criticwire: Books, Blindspots and the Continued Criticism of Everything

    Here's a refresher on everything from this week on Criticwire.

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    Criticizing the Critic of Everything

    Should an action film be judged purely on its merits as an action film? Or should it aspire to something greater than that?

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    Box Office: Anti-Abortion Film 'October Baby' and Action Import 'The Raid' Lead Specialty Market

    There's no denying the relative unexcitability today of any box office news today that isn't the record-crashing $155 million insanity that was the opening of "The Hunger Games." But that news belongs in a different column, so I digress. 

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    Every single review says this film resembles video games. Are they right?

    If you type the phrases "The Raid: Redemption," "review," and "video game" into Google -- which is apparently something I just do for fun -- you get back 265,000 results.  Now that's obviously an unrealistic number; even in the age of social media and ever...

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    Outliers: 'The Raid: Redemption'

    Meet the one guy who didn't like the most acclaimed action movie of the year -- and the angry Internet commenters out to get him.

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