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  • Iko Uwais, a renowned champion in the Indonesian pencak silat fighting style, gets to stretch out as an actor in "The Raid 2," a film packed with intense action sequences. (Sony Pictures Classic via Associated Press)

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Raid 2'

    In a hypothetical awards contest of epic martial arts smackdowns, "The Raid 2" would win in several key if obscure categories. It has the best hand-to-hand combat ever filmed inside a bathroom stall, the best claw-hammer fight ever shot inside a subway car, and the most intense four-on-one fight in a moving car.


  • This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Iko Uwais as Rama, left, in a scene from The Raid 2." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics)

    Review: Body count out of control in 'Raid 2'

    Leaving behind the original's grungy Jakarta tenement setting for the luxurious hangouts of Indonesia's organized crime overlords, "The Raid 2" pumps up its production values several notches. Even so, it's easy to imagine that one of the biggest items on the budget might be the orthopedics bill, since this orgy of broken bones and vicious badassery makes its cult predecessor look like a peevish bitch-slap. Lining up bloody showdowns like the dizzying acts of a hyper-violent ballet, Gareth Evans' sequel invites accusations of, ahem, overkill. But the fanboys will eat it up.


  • Ray Sahetapy as crime boss Tama (left) is confronted by Pierre Gruno as Wahyu in a scene from "The Raid: Redemption." (Sony Pictures Classics)

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Raid: Redemption'

    Finally, an action movie that's actually about action.


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