Film Preview: ‘Headshot’ Sees Iko Uwais Playing A Sympathetic Badass

by Tito W. James

In Headshot, Iko Uwais (The Raid) plays a man who wakes from a coma and must immediately defend his doctor from a violent gang with connections to his past.

Fans of the Raid franchise should take note because Headshot delivers all the visceral action one could hope for, but also with a deep emotional core. Uwais is able to play a sympathetic underdog in addition to a hardened badass.

These kinds of action films are virtually non-existent in Hollywood, which usually opts for lighthearted power fantasies. Films like Headshot and The Raid deliver more violence, but also more humanity.

Headshot is now streaming on Netflix.

Tito W. James

Tito W. James is a journalist writing for with a focus is on highlighting high quality independent content. His comics draw heavy influence from hand drawn animation and incorporate action and comedy into various genres.

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