The Raid (Serbuan maut) // JDIFF 2012

Originally reviewed on Monday, February 27, 2012 following a screening at JDIFF 2012.

Street Fighting Man - ★★★★★

I don’t think anyone was quite prepared for the JDIFF screening of The Raid at the Savoy and what we got didn’t disappoint.

To read this next paragraph will probably take longer than the set up for the film. It tells the story of a SWAT team commissioned with taking down a local drug lord who has total command of a block of flats. He rents rooms to all types of rogues and vagabonds and it has become a no go area for the police, until now. The team consists of about twenty man who subsequently get mowed down in about 5 minutes. The remaining few must use all their skills to try and survive the nightmare they have found themselves in.

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