'The Raid:Redemption' is a 2011 Indonesian martial arts film which was written and directed by Gareth Evans and stars Indonesian actor Iko Uswais. The story is of a S.W.A.T. team, who become trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.
The film had a low budget of only $1.1 million.
Box Office -
The film made $4,105,187 in the USA and $15 million globally.
Release Date -
This film had three different release dates. The first time it was released was in September 2011 at the Toronto National Film Festival. It was then released in January 2012 at the Sun-dance Film Festival in Utah. The film was then released for the third and final time in March 2012, where it appeared in cinema's in both the USA and In Indonesia.
Critical Reception -
Reviews have been highly positive; based on 104 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 84% fresh rating, and an average score of 7.6/10. The website reported the critical consensus as "No frills and all thrills," and labelled the film as an "inventive action film expertly paced and edited for maximum entertainment" However, US critic Roger Ebert gave the film a single star out of four; he criticised the lack of character depth, and stated that "the Welsh director, Gareth Evans, knows there's a fan-boy audience for his formula, in which special effects amp up the mayhem in senseless carnage"