Bloody violent action movie that kicks a ton of ass and spills gallons of blood.
An Indonesian movie which tells the story of an elite triad assassin who is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters after sparing a young girls life. What ensues are no holds barred action set pieces, after set piece.
Don’t let the fact that this movie is a foreign movie put you off watching it because this movie is absolutely insane and so much fun.
Starring Iko Uwais and Jim Taslim this movie pits both of these actors against one another in their best work yet. Learning from such movies as The Raid and Headshot Iko Uwais gives arguably his best performance to date. Similarly, Jim Taslim who since The Raid has not appeared in many movies but is set to play Sub Zero in the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie. Taslim gives a great performance as Ito an elite triad asssassin who spares a young girl’s life who is then hunted down by his triad. Ito has feelings of guilt and anger which Taslim perfectly portrays in not just his acting ability but his fighting style also, with huge credit to his fight choregrapher. Whilst Iko Uwais’ character is a cocky and suave elite traid assassin as seen in his acting and also his fighting style. Both Uwais and Taslim give great performances as always.
This movie is awesome and is so much fun to watch. If you loved the Raid, you will love this movie. Jim Taslim is an absolute brute who can take hits just as much as he can give them. Using his surroundings to his advantage Jim Taslim favours more basic and less stylistic ways to dispatch his enemies. Whereas, Iko Uwais is all about style over substance throughing kicks and punches galore. If you are Squeamish I would not recommend this movie.
Yes the thing that might turn some people off watching this movie, are the subtitles as it is a foreign movie, more specifically an Indonesian movie. But the USP is the action set pieces and damn are they good. From the choregraphy, the cinematography and of course the performances. The stand out performance is definitley Jim Taslim, whilst Iko Uwais is as always amazing, Jim Taslim definitely steals the show.
This movie was released on Netflix in 2018 and for me is one of the best action movies. I highly recommend this movie for any fan of action movies, more specifically movies such as John Wick, The Raid, Upgrade and Undisputed. If you are fans of action stars such as Keanu Reeves, Scott Atkins, Iko Uwais, Tony Jaa and Micheal Jay White this movie is a must see.
My rating for this movie is a 10/10 and for me is one of the most perfect movies I have ever seen. The action is incredible and the final showdown between Jim Taslim and Iko Uwais is beautifully gory and beautifully choreographed.
The Night Comes For Us stars Iko Uwais and Jim Taslim and is directed by Timo Tjahanto. The movie is Indonesian with English subtitles and was released October 19th 2018 on Netflix.
For more reviews like this check out my review of the Raid: https://fortheloveofmovies.movie.blog/2020/03/06/the-raid-review/
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