Absolutely stunning film. Nearly perfect. This is a horror film that fits in with other films about truly evil groups that do horrible things to others, mostly as captives. Hostel, Borderland, The Nameless (Sin Nombre), 13 Tzameti, Crimson Rivers, Frontier(s), Martyrs and above all Salo are some of the other denizens of this breed. This genre is perhaps the darkest of all horror genres. Raze fits exactly in with this style, and does it exactly how it should be done.
This is stuntwoman Zoë Bell's film first of all. And she pulls it off with complete authenticity. She may have a narrow range as an actress. I don't ever expect to see her in a fluffy role. But damn! Here? She's all caged steel. But more than that... the plot works too. While it hits many notes from brutality to revenge. It never cops out. And the end works. It provides the slightest sliver of hope in a world black as midnight. The other actresses all do serious duty as well. I discovered this purely by accident, but I haven't been this jazzed about a film in quite a while. Hail Zoë! (And thanks to Tarantino for discovering her back in Kill Bill.)