Summary: Forget about The Expendables , if you want R-rated action done properly then you've come to the right place, because Gareth Evans' The Raid is an instant action classic. It doesn't get a perfect score because it's not quite a game-changer and has a very thin story, but then again, it's not supposed to be reinventing the wheel. It's happy to simply shoot, stab, chop, punch and kick the wheel all over the place, and it does so with no small amount of style.
Excerpt: 'This film contains scenes of violence' is an understatement when it comes to "The Raid". It's all violence, with a handful of scenes to remind you that there is a point to this mortal combat, even if that point is going to be forgotten as soon as the credits role. Surprisingly, the acting in these scenes is seriously impressive and actually heightens the reality and terror of the situation.