The Raid 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Raid 2 Reviews

Page 1 of 9
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
April 11, 2014
Gareth Evans may very well be the Second Coming of action films, but even Jesus needed a hand occasionally. And The Raid 2 would certainly have benefited from the input of another writer and editor.
March 23, 2014
Not everyone is as enthusiastic about violence as this sadistic and purposeless series.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 9, 2014
The overly complicated inner workings of the various criminal gangs just add bloat.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 11, 2014
Most of its kinetic choreography is transformed into arduous onslaughts that numb rather than thrill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 26, 2014
The super-bloody and brutal violence is extensive, glorious, and exhilarating. Sadly, its length and complex story drag the movie down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2014
An ersatz epic at best.
April 7, 2014
The movie is compulsively too much, throwing everything it can think of at you, in case it fails to entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 24, 2014
It's all showy viscera, no ballet, and wan attempts at the gravity of something like Drug War.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 26, 2014
150 minutes of almost constant nihilistic violence isn't my idea of a good time.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
March 24, 2014
The most violent movie ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 22, 2014
For all the technique, 'The Raid 2′ - at least this unrated cut - can only offer shock.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 28, 2014
The thrill is gone - Gareth Evans has raised the bar in this sequel as far as stunts are concerned but wearies you with almost non-stop fights.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
March 25, 2014
...The Raid 2 proves to be one of the most repugnant spectacles in recent memory, and one made all the more unpleasant by its epic pretensions.
March 28, 2014
Yes, there's a story of sorts - rival kingdoms, a young man's quest for revenge, a study in brotherly guilt and a doomed father-son relationship. Now I'm making it sound like Hamlet. Enough is enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 27, 2014
From the first scene, this Jakarta-set actioner is extraordinarily gorgeous - and extremely violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 10, 2014
Evans aims big with this continuation, but in his lust for glory, he's failed to trim the fat, making Berandal punch drunk, ugly, and, at times, endless.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 10, 2014
By opening the action up to the entire city for the sequel, there's less claustrophobia but also less excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 14, 2014
Sadistic uber-violent mayhem - and the fact that it's subtitled doesn't much matter since the bloody, brutal brawling transcends the language barrier.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 8, 2014
Arthouse martial-arts action that's incredibly dull even when it's being pornographic about its extreme bloody violence, and doesn't even bother with the nominally original one-location conceit of the first film.
Page 1 of 9