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Action, Comedy, Drama

Uwais plays a young man who washes ashore, an amnesiac with a serious head injury whose past comes back to haunt him shortly after being nursed back to health by a young doctor. Violence ensues. Sweet, sweet violence.

The critical consensus

The plot pieces might slot into place with a resounding clang, but what it lacks in finesse, this brutal actioner more than makes up for in bullish bravura and technical slickness.

***(*)(*)David Parkinson, Empire Online, 20/02/2017

Feels more punishing for the viewer.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 02/03/2017

Bad guys go on the rampage in this stylish and excessively gory iteration of the action genre.

***(*)(*)Leslie Felperin, The Guardian, 02/03/2017

He gets to reveal his acting chops a little more, but the inexorable fight sequences drag like nothing else.

**(*)(*)(*)David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 02/03/2017

The plot is very much secondary to the elaborate action sequences in which Ishmael seems to take on an army of killers. But it is possible to have too much of a good thing even if you are an action fan.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 03/03/2017

Thrilling fight scenes and dizzyingly relentless action elevate this Indonesian adventure to headspinning heights.

****(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 05/03/2017

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday March 3, 2017, until Thursday March 9, 2017. More info:

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