Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Raid: Redemption

A police unit makes an ill-prepared raid on a crime lord operating out of the top floor of a decrepit apartment building inhabited by an assemblage of gangsters, pushers, pimps, and murderers. When their cover is blown, and the unit becomes sitting ducks for the well-guarded crime lord, it becomes a fight or flight mission for one rookie cop, who has a special incentive for completing his mission. The Raid: Redemption is a relentlessly violent, occasionally well choreographed, but ultimately wearisome film that doesn't even bother with plot or set-up, and should have great appeal for the attention span lacking video gamers.