The Raid 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Raid 2 Reviews

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July 21, 2020
[Gareth Evans] attempts to transcend the action genre, and despite not hitting every mark he's aiming for, the fact he's shooting for something grander shows a filmmaker not settling for the status quo.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 16, 2020
Dear Hollywood - if you've thought about making a film version of the popular Sega Mega Drive game, Streets of Rage, don't bother yourself. Gareth Evans beat you to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 8, 2020
"The Raid 2: Berandal" is brutal, bloody, and piled high with some of the most incredible action scenes ever filmed.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 25, 2020
Currently, Gareth Evans is not only one of the best directors in the martial arts genre, but he has created a sequel that surpasses its predecessor by a large margin and leaves it as one of the most outstanding in years. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 30, 2020
'Raid assassin 2' has each and every ingredient necessary to be, and continue to be for a long time, the undisputed queen of its category. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 30, 2019
Way too long, but the fight scenes are absolutely unmatched.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 30, 2019
I am still in awe of that fight choreography...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 20, 2019
The Raid 2 successfully captures the exhilaration and unadulterated entertainment that comes from a truly great martial arts film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 11, 2019
An unfocused opening is more than redeemed by a pulsating, unflinching final hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 2, 2019
It's strangely emotional and completely riveting. The Raid 2 is a gloriously savage affair that ups the ante more than any action movie in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.9/10
January 15, 2019
If you are a bloody action fan who relishes escalation and physical mastery, this is movie nirvana.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 1, 2018
The Raid 2 is an impressive feat of action cinema and one that is sure to go down in the annals of the genre as a defining moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 21, 2018
The narrative is more complex than the original, but this works to the film's detriment; the characters only serve the purpose of human punching bags in fight scenes, and no overarching narrative can make them worth caring about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 12, 2018
The action scenes in this movie are so goddamn beautiful. Yayan Ruhian did an incredible job with the choreography of each fight.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
November 14, 2017
If you enjoy savage, on-screen action that is unabashedly over-the-top and even sometimes borders on pastiche with all the gangster film tropes, don't hesitate to go watch this.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2017
The Raid 2 has Uwais back on deadly form, picking up hours after the last film finished.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 21, 2016
The Raid 2 accomplishes what it sets out to accomplish: a visceral assault on the senses.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 18, 2016
The violence is so stylized, so energetic, and so magnificently choreographed that it abstracts into something beyond mere brawling; it's about the joy of performance and the thrill of capturing that performance.
January 8, 2016
The Raid 2 is to the action genre what The Godfather II became to the mob drama subgenre- pure cinematic perfection and an epic follow-up that manages to surpass its already impressive predecessor in both scope and storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 14, 2015
Being praised for being competent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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