Although it has since been surpassed in the badassery stakes with the arrival of its sequel The Raid 2: Berandal, The Raid: Redemption still stands as one of the most brutal and brilliant all-action films ever. It takes maybe about 5 minutes for the first body to get whacked, and from that point onward it is just fight after fight after fight. The gunfights are admittedly only fairly good at best; it is when the bullets run out that the film really takes flight. Welsh director Gareth Evans films the action with a brilliant eye for a crunching of bones and a slicing of flesh. Truly vicious.