Manly Movies

Iko Uwais

The Raid (2012)

The Raid (2012)

The Raid    13 Apr 2012

NOT RATED 46 minReleased

7.3
IMDB: 7.3/10 127 votes

I’m updating some old reviews at the minute that are not properly categorized, I’m updating the site soon with a browse-by-score structure. A look back at The Raid then. I didn’t dig the second movie much, to me the original is a superior work of art. What happens when you put the original Die Hard on amphetamines? ‘The Raid’ is what the fuck happens. A team of SWAT attempt to clear out an apartment tower held up by a gang lord ...

The Raid 2 (2014)

The Raid 2 (2014)

The Raid 2    11 Apr 2014

R 150 minReleased

8.0
IMDB: 8.0/10 103 votes

Well, it should’ve been the best action movie of this year. Whisper it, some of us were hoping this decade. But I have to tell it as I see it – The Raid 2 is a huge disappointment. It’s a long movie with very bad pacing, a mediocre gangster thriller. I kept thinking, “this is the scene”… where the movie will pick up. It never happened. The movie gets to its narrative conclusion like ...

Mile 22 (2018)

Mile 22 (2018)

Mile 22    17 Aug 2018

R 94 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 477 votes

This past weekend was a holiday weekend for many of us on my side of the pond cause we got to celebrate Labor Day. There is an urge to hit the road and live life to the fullest or go to the beach or do some outdoor activity or have an adventure but instead I decided to catch up in movies cause I am way behind so I decided to go to the cinema twice and let the Ferris Bueller ...

Triple Threat (2019)

Triple Threat (2019)

Triple Threat    28 Feb 2019

R 96 minReleased

7.8
IMDB: 7.8/10 281 votes

Jesse V. Johnson, the English director with a flare for getting the most out of the least, is back with another B-movie actioner. Triple Threat, is an ensemble that brings together Scott Adkins, Tiger Chen, Tony Jaa, Michael Jai White and Iko Uwais. Having directed Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren in The Package, and Scott Adkins in Savage Dog, two movies I approved of, this one goes exactly how you’d expect. So, Scott Adkins is a villain in this one, as ...

The Night Comes for Us (2018)

The Night Comes for Us (2018)

The Night Comes for Us    19 Oct 2018

N/A 121 minReleased

7.0
IMDB: 7.0/10 524 votes

Just when I was wondering once again why I bother with Netflix, they throw up a second season of Making a Murderer and more importantly for us, acquire and release director Timo Tjahjanto’s brutal crime actioner The Night Comes For Us. It first existed as a screenplay and then adapted into a graphic novel, before finally being released as a film. And if you have Netflix, you have no excuse to not check this one out. It ...