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The Raid 2 (2014)

The Raid 2: Berandal (original title)
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Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.

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Bangun (as Tio Pakusodewo)
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Eka
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Bejo
Cecep Arif Rahman ...
The Assassin (as Cecep Arief Rahman)
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Baseball Bat Man
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Keichi (as Ryuhei Matsuda)
Ken'ichi Endô ...
Hideaki Goto (as Kenichi Endo)
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Ryuichi
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Cok Simbara ...
Bunawar
Roy Marten ...
Reza
Epy Kusnandar ...
Topan
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He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on ... Written by Sony Pictures Classics

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Rated R for sequences of strong bloody violence throughout, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$165,292 (USA) (28 March 2014)

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$2,625,803 (USA) (13 June 2014)
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The official US title was revealed on trailer of US version. See more »

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In the taxi scene, the taxi goes north from Blok M Terminal's exit. Then the taxi crashes in Little China Town which is located southwest of the terminal's exit even though it appears that the taxi only goes straight ahead. See more »

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Bangun: Only a fool argues for the pride of a dead man.
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References Oldeuboi (2003) See more »

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One of the best martial arts movies EVER !
29 March 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The Raid: Redemption was such a success and regarded by many people as one of the best action movies of 2012, and the sequel is likely to end the year 2014 as the best action movie of the year. It's pretty much different than the first movie, in this one there was actually a story. This movie is a great combination of a gangster flick with a very well coordinated martial arts.

The director Gareth Evans is masterful at filming incredible action sequences, probably better than ANY Hollywood directors working right now. It is inspiring how he managed to make such unbelievable fight scenes, and car chase in a such limited budget. The cast were good in delivering the good, the dialogue was fairly good, the choreography were Spectacular! Not to mention the unforgettable cinematography that was brilliantly managed by people who knows what they're doing.The only downside is perhaps the running time which could have been shortened 15-20 minutes, but you will still always be entertained while watching this movie.

Overall, The Raid 2 is arguably one of the best sequels ever, and even one of the best martial arts movies ever. It's superior to its predecessor in terms of story telling, considering the running time, and the choreography was also quite a bit improved from the already unforgettable moves in the first one. It had more action and violence than the previous one, although less action percentage-wise. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. It has everything a perfect martial arts movie has to have, and it deserves to be regarded as one of the best in its genre. I hope that the director Gareth Evans would make more films with a higher budget to showcase to the world his true potential as a director, and it'd be great to have it featuring Iko Uwais, that could be an icon for years to come.


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