Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Jan 9, 2014
    80
    Raze is a sweaty, queasy, bruising experience — and a superbly crafted film.
  2. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jan 9, 2014
    80
    If you can stand to watch this movie — a big if — there is food for thought here about the subjugation and exploitation of women, the limits of psychological and physical endurance, and more.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Jan 10, 2014
    75
    Bell's performance is the best reason to see Raze.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Dec 23, 2013
    63
    Raze leaves the background particulars about this competition oblique, partly because it adds a layer of ominous mystery, but primarily because it doesn't matter; witnessing women-on-women violence is the thing here, regardless of any narrative context.
  5. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Jan 8, 2014
    60
    Quentin Tarantino showcased her bubbly personality (and ass-kicking dexterity) in 2007’s terrific gearhead horror movie, "Death Proof." Now, seasoned stuntwoman Zoë Bell gets a vehicle all her own—a disposable battle royal no-budgeter that’s immensely elevated by her presence.
  6. Reviewed by: Chuck Wilson
    Jan 7, 2014
    50
    The stark prison Sabrina and a half dozen final contestants inhabit make the torture chambers of Hostel look inviting, but to their credit (perhaps), screenwriter Robert Beaucage and director Josh Waller never sugarcoat their grim tale.
  7. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Dec 23, 2013
    50
    You get the feeling that if there were less fighting and more character work, not only would Bell knock it out of the park, but Raze would be a better, more interesting movie.
  8. Reviewed by: Ian Buckwalter
    Jan 10, 2014
    45
    The entertainment value of the violence trumps most of the larger meaning, and the film exploits its characters just as they do their prisoners.
  9. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Jan 10, 2014
    38
    Ultimately, though, the lack of story and relentless suffering make Raze appealing for hard-core genre fans only.
  10. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Jan 8, 2014
    33
    Raze is a brain-dead exploitation flick in which barefoot, white-tank-top-clad women beat each other to death.
  11. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Jan 23, 2014
    30
    Josh C. Waller’s movie is just prurient nonsense, a film only a couple of notches up from the women-in-prison films that were popular years and years ago.
  12. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Jan 9, 2014
    30
    There’s enough craft and intelligence at work here that you can’t dismiss Raze as meaningless sadism, but not nearly enough to make it worth the unpleasantness of actually watching it.
  13. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Jan 10, 2014
    20
    This ugly, dull and idiotic actioner doesn’t know if it wants be fun or grim. It winds up simply being deplorable exploitation.
  14. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Jan 8, 2014
    20
    Raze is a brutally monotonous fight-to-the-death-contest actioner whose novelty element — all-female competitors — is undermined by lack of imagination on every other level.
  15. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Jan 8, 2014
    20
    The tease of 50 gorgeous women fighting to the death has a classic grindhouse appeal, but Raze is strictly a “be careful what you wish for” proposition.
  16. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Dec 23, 2013
    10
    Battles are sickeningly brutal, and viewers who have no ethical problem with that may object to their sheer lack of imagination.
User Score
4.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 2, 2014
    5
    A generic exploitation action kinda film. It was ok. It's definitley not the worst of the year by FAR. But, it could have been better. I will say it's well made and acted. The fights are well done. I just wasn't very impressed. Full Review »
  2. Mar 9, 2014
    6
    An interesting concept of women who are kidnapped and made to fight in a bare knuckle tournament until only one survives.
    This isn't a campy
    film with modelesque girls slapping or pulling hair either. Its tough women who are literally beating the **** out of each other. Something different and something i applaud.
    However the film starts becoming repetitive and i feel more focus should have been made on the tournaments origins and its participates so that it breaks out of just being another death competition film.
    Full Review »
  3. Jan 22, 2014
    4
    Although interesting in its own way, it is a tedious experience that I will never forget. Zoe Bell would be rather a good recommendation, but it is nothing too special. Full Review »