"Raze" is a sweaty, queasy, bruising experience - and a superbly crafted film.
Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times, 2014-01-09
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.
Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 2014-01-09
Girl fight! If that phrase makes your pulse quicken, Raze may be the movie for you. Or, it may cure you forever of the desire to see women growl, bite, and brawl.
Chuck Wilson, Village Voice, 2014-01-07
The performances and plotting are so impoverished that the picture deserves to be called "The From Hunger Games," and then promptly forgotten.
Soren Anderson, Seattle Times, 2014-01-23
Prurient nonsense, a film only a couple of notches up from the women-in-prison films that were popular years and years ago.
Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, 2014-01-23
The lack of story and relentless suffering make "Raze" appealing for hard-core genre fans only.
Sara Stewart, New York Post, 2014-01-10
The entertainment value of the violence trumps most of the larger meaning, and the film exploits its characters just as they do their prisoners.
Ian Buckwalter, NPR, 2014-01-09
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.
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, 2014-01-09
This ugly, dull and idiotic actioner doesn't know if it wants be fun or grim. It winds up simply being deplorable exploitation.
Jordan Hoffman, New York Daily News, 2014-01-09
A brain-dead exploitation flick in which barefoot, white-tank-top-clad women beat each other to death.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club, 2014-01-09
This brutally monotonous actioner centers around an all-female fight-to-the-death contest, but viewers of either gender may find themselves dying of boredom.
Dennis Harvey, Variety, 2014-01-09
"Raze" is a sadist's idea of entertainment, mixed-martial-arts without the art, misogyny without the guilt.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 2014-01-09
Sad to say, director Josh C. Waller and his crew don't deliver the goods. At least Waller knows what he's got in Bell.
Keith Uhlich, Time Out, 2014-01-08
A women-in-prison flick hawking its exploitation wares more to sadists than sex fiends.
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, 2014-01-06