A amnesiac man slowly recovering his memories while facing all the troubles he made in the past and the body count start to rise.
Gore at its finest. Headshot delivers the extreme brutality we’ve already seen in The Raid franchises, and others like it, but there’s just something in the bloodlust that we can’t get our eyes off it.
What’s bad about the film?
It’s the overused clichés when it comes to revenge plots of action films. It has some sort of repetitiveness, in a manner that we will think that we’ve already seen this, especially if you’ve seen both The Raid movies.
What’s good about the film?
The repetitiveness maybe bad, or makes a story kinda boring, but it might be for the sake of good as well. As I mentioned earlier, the story might be different but the action scenes are very similar to what we’ve seen in other films where Iko Uwais starred in, again, I think that they just want to stick and showcase his signature moves.
Every hand-to-hand combats are all perfectly choreographed and every actors served their character well, in other words, believable. I also liked the fact that they chose to remain badass and minimizing the cheesy love story, and there is, indeed, no dull moment when the kicks starts flying and the punches began hammering.
Director: Kimo Stamboel (Macabre: 2009) ; Timo Tjahjanto (Killers: 2014)
Main Cast: Iko Uwais ; Chelsea Islan ; Sunny Pang ; Julie Estelle
Genre: Action ; Drama
Release Year: 2016
- One character’s name is Abdi, which means Slave. There’s another one named Besi, which means Steel.
- Nikkatsu Corporation partnered with XYZ Films and Vertical Entertainment to give the film its global release.
- Two foreign actors were cast for the film, Sunny Pang from Singapore and Bront Palarae from Malaysia.