'THE RAID Redemption' Exclusive at SM Cinemas

SM Cinema CinExclusive scored the exclusive rights to screen the action-packed Indonesian film, THE RAID Redemption here in the Philippines.The film won the Dublin Film Critics Circle Best Film and Audience Award at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2012. It also bagged the Midnight Madness Award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2011.

Topbilled by Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyan and Yayan Ruhian. Other cast includes Pierre Gruno, Tegar Setrya, Ray Sahetapy, etc. Directed by Gareth Evans and music by Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park fame.

The film has a running time of 101 minutes and a budget of £1.1 million. 'THE RAID Redemption' is originally in Indonesian language but dubbed in English (not subtitled). This movie is distributed in the Philippines by Viva Films and got an R-16 rating from MTRCB. Now showing in SM Cinemas!

Synopsis: As a rookie member of an elite special-forces team, Rama (Iko Uwais) is instructed to hang back during a covert mission involving the extraction of a brutal crime lord from a rundown fifteen-story apartment block. But when a spotter blows their cover, boss Tama (Ray Sahetaphy) offers lifelong sanctuary to every every killer, gangster, and thief in the building in exchange fortheir heads. Now Rama must stand in for the team's fallen leader (Joe Taslim) and use every iota of his fighting strength - winding through every floor and every room to complete the mission and escape with his life.

This is actually my first time to watch an Indonesian film and it didn't disappoint! The fighting scenes are so intense, insane and well choreograph. I don't normally enjoyed action flicks, but this one is different. You will glued to your seat waiting for the next scene to happen.  'THE RAID Redemption' showcased the indigenous Indonesian martial art called as pencak silat so you will feel like you're watching a Chinese action movie! I just noticed some characters in this movie that's so unbelievable, you will just say, "WTF. He's still alive?!" Well, If you're that person who loves non-stop action flicks, definitely, this is the film for you. Watch out for the "flourescent bulb versus man" scene. ;)

"1 Ruthless Crime Lord. 20 Elite Cops. 30 Floors of Chaos!" Catch THE RAID Redemption in SM Cinema near you.