Film Series: The Raid 2

2014. Indonesia. Dir: Gareth Evans. With Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra. 150 min.

 

Oozing style yet blessedly devoid of substance, this pulpy flick retains the simple and effective plot of its predecessor: one righteous cop beats the bloody bejeezus out of an entire criminal organization (this time while undercover to avenge his brother). Be prepared for death-by-broom-handle, the most brutal hammer fight since Oldboy, and overall action insanity.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5