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  • Summary: A young woman (Zoë Bell) is abducted by an elite, secret society and wakes to find herself in the company of fifty other women who are, just like her, forced to fight for their lives in an unimaginable hell. [IFC Films]
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: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Jan 10, 2014
    75
    Bell's performance is the best reason to see Raze.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. 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
    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.
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  2. 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 willA 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. Expand
  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, butAlthough 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. Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2014
    2
    "Raze" 10 Scale Rating: 2.0 (Awful) ...

    The Good: A few of the fight scenes were decent enough. The violence is top notch, despite being
    "Raze" 10 Scale Rating: 2.0 (Awful) ...

    The Good: A few of the fight scenes were decent enough. The violence is top notch, despite being purposely over-the-top.

    The Bad: There isn't anything resembling a story here. At all. The motivations behind the antagonists were silly at best and made zero sense. Horrid acting almost all around as only Tracie Thoms was adequate. I understand what they were trying to do, but they missed the mark by a wide margin. The ending makes the entire film even more pointless than it already was. the attempted "twist" was just stupid and random.
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