The Trial

The TrialVerdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.25 (4 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: Chito Roño

Writer: Kriz Gazmen, Enrico Santos

Cast: John Lloyd Cruz, Jessy Mendiola, Gretchen Barretto, Richard Gomez, Sylvia Sanchez, Vincent de Jesus, Enrique Gil

Synopsis: Ronald (John Lloyd Cruz) is a developmentally delayed adult working towards an elementary school diploma at the university where he works as a gardener. He receives tutoring from teacher Bessy (Jessy Mendiola), with whom he is in love. A video emerges of the two of them depicting what very much appears to be a rape. Charges are filed against Ronald, and he is confronted with the possibility of being sent to prison. The story is mainly told from the perspectives of Amanda and Julian (Gretchen Barretto and Richard Gomez), the parents of a deceased friend of Ronald. The two have a marriage that’s fallen apart, and they’re in the process of separating when this case suddenly pops up. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: R-13

Running time: 130 mins

Trailer: 

Reviews:

4.0         Bernard Santos (My Movie World)

“Ang ganda ng istorya ng pelikula na umikot talaga sa pagmamahal at masasabi natin at the end of the film na ang lahat at may karapatan magmahal at mahalin anuman ang katayuan o kalagayan nito sa buhay.” (Read full review)

3.5         Spot.ph

The Trial is a compressed telenovela. All the good bits are preserved and nothing is stretched so far that the sensibilities get lost.” (Read full review)

3.0         Skilty Labastilla (Pinoy Rebyu)

The Trial is an engaging, if a bit high-strung, family/courtroom melodrama that features a ferocious supporting turn by Sylvia Sanchez as John Lloyd Cruz’s father.”

2.5         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

The Trial is compelling enough, but it remains an uneasy proposition. It’s laudable that it even attempts to tell this kind of story, but it’s kind of disappointing that it leaves so much of this premise unexplored.” (Read full review)

Asintado

AsintadoVerdict: Do Something Else

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.77 (13 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: Louie Ignacio

Writer: Socorro Villanueva

Cast: Aiko Melendez, Gabby Eigenmann, Miggs Cuaderno, Rochelle Pangilinan, Jake Vargas, Benjie Felipe, Madz Nicholas, Maita Ejercito, Jak Roberto

Synopsis: In the middle of the preparation for Taong Putik Festival, a young man penniless and in love, takes on a drug courier job that goes terribly wrong. To save him, his mother now makes the most difficult decision of her life.

MTRCB rating: R-13

Running time: 105 mins

Trailer: 

Reviews:

3.0         Nood.ph

“Melendez, in her big-screen comeback, proves she still has acting chops to portray a widow that has the worst stroke of luck. Vargas’ performance is also commendable.” (Read full review)

3.0         John Tawasil (Present Confusion)

“Overall it’s a decent film that manages to deliver an interesting story, but is hampered by a slow start and an ending that strains the viewer’s suspension of disbelief.” (Read full review)

2.5         Patricia Denise Chiu (GMA News)

Asintado succeeds in telling the story it wants to tell. But it ends there, missing the mark for a potentially larger narrative that could have explored distinctly Filipino familial relationships amid personal tragedies.” (Read full review)

2.0         Zig Marasigan (Rappler)

“The script relies too much on exposition and very little on action, with the story picking up too late to feel relevant. What should have been an exploration of redemption, sacrifice and moral ambiguity ends up as a wasted opportunity to share something genuinely insightful.” (Read full review)

2.0         Manuel Pangaruy (Tagailog Special Presents)

“Promising ang umpisa sa pagiging talky ng mga nakatira sa purok (mga tsismisan at iba pa) at bumabad ang camera sa mga ganitong eksena. Hindi masama. Nag-umpisa lang dumating ang delubyo nang nararamdaman mo nang nagaganap na ang premonition na nakita mo sa unang sampung minuto. At hindi nga nagkamali. Ang masama rito ay ubod ng sama. Ang mabuti, ubod ng buti.” (Read full review)

2.0         Jansen Musico (Philippine Star)

“The characters, as if plucked from a dreary Dramarama sa Hapon episode, lay the groundwork brick by banal brick before we, the audience, get rewarded with a brisk and arresting final act ushered in by consistently strong performances from Melendez and Cuaderno.” (Read full review)

1.5         Emil Hofilena (Cinemil Movie Reviews)

“For all the ambition Asintado had, the production is really a letdown. It’s as if it ran out of budget at a certain point. And this is one movie that died in the postproduction stage. The editing was so bad, I don’t know what happened.” (Watch full review)

1.5         Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

Asintado seems like a late entry from Ignacio to join the poverty porn bordering on social commentary bandwagon that has already gotten old many years ago. Much of it feels contrived and tries way too hard to be taken seriously whether it’s the darker complexion of the characters, their appear one time slash disappear another accents, the situations of the characters up to the pivotal resolution part.” (Read full review)

1.5         Dicot Alvarado (Letterboxd)

“The direction doesn’t know how to handle even its lightest moments in a convincing or interesting fashion, and much less so when it goes into darker territory. It doesn’t help that its main characters are incredibly dumb, and that its heftiest conflict arises from the contrivance of their idiocy.” (Read full review)

1.0         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“There are all sorts of clumsy storytelling choices along the way, the film exhibiting little control over the tone of its scenes. There’s a soap opera quality to all of it, the scenes often lingering a little too long on a reaction, as if waiting to cut to a commercial break.” (Read full review)

1.0         Richard Bolisay (Lilok Pelikula)

“One can only scowl at how proud it is of its stale stereotypes and trite plot turns, but Louie Ignacio is disposed to make things worse, revealing one rotten cliché after another, until it reaches this laughable conclusion and embarrassing postscript.” (Read full review)

1.0         Carl Papa (Whatever Carl)

“A lot went wrong in this film. It had a weird, unintentionally funny and borderline silly but still trying to be serious story.  Uber exposed and TV looking cinematography (but heck some TV shows look better than this). Wooden acting. And the list goes on.” (Read full review)

1.0         Armando dela Cruz (Film Police)

“Awash in earthen and dusty tones, Asintado essentially propels from one overlong reaction shot to the next, calling it a ‘narrative.’” (Read full review)

Tumbang Preso

TumbangVerdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.60 (5 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Writer/Director: Kip Oebanda

Cast: Kokoy de Santos, Kean Cipriano, Teri Malvar, Ronnie Lazaro, Dominic Roco, Star Orjaliza, Kerbie Zamora, Jaclyn Jose, Shamaine Buencamino, Ron Cieno

Synopsis: Carlo (Kokoy de Santos) and his younger cousin Jea (Teri Malvar) work inside a sardine factory. They spend their days under inhumane conditions stuffing sardines into cans, tearing up their hands on the sharp edges of the containers, and sleeping every night in a tiny locked room with all the other workers. They were recruited into this line of work under false pretenses, tricked into joining the work force with promise of a scholarship in Manila. While the rest of the workers in the factory are resigned to this life, Carlo dreams of escape. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: PG

Running time: 110 mins

Trailer: 

Reviews:

3.5         Dicot Alvarado (Letterboxd)

“It doesn’t quite reach the emotional heights needed for its characters, but when it comes to the presenting a picture of the dark place where these characters are trapped in, it can get it extremely well, which makes the film terribly engaging.” (Read full review)

3.0         Nood.ph

“There are some magical moments in cinematography in this movie. It is also full of cinematic devices that they tell you about in film class: strong opening and closing shots that are linked together, parallelism and contrast between reality and fantasy, shots that foreshadow later events, strong use of lighting to set the mood, motifs.” (Read full review)

2.5         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film settles for what’s obvious and what’s righteous. While that makes the movie correct, it doesn’t make it compelling.” (Read full review)

2.0         Oggs Cruz (Rappler)

“If relevance is the only barometer for quality, then Oebanda’s debut work has it in the can. The truth of the matter is that the both the film’s excesses and deficiencies make it less compelling than the advocacy it proudly champions.” (Read full review)

2.0         Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

Tumbang Preso is well intentioned, but it is hobbled by so many shortcomings, both narrative and technical, you eventually end up with a lot less sympathy.” (Read full review)

Dementia

dementia-posterVerdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.25 (18 ratings)

Genre: Suspense, Drama

Director: Percival Intalan

Writers: Renei Dimla, Jun Lana

Cast: Nora Aunor, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Bing Loyzaga, Chynna Ortaleza, Yul Servo, Althea Vega, Jeric Gonzales, Lou Veloso, Lui Manansala

Synopsis: Rachel (Jasmine Curtis-Smith) and her parents Elaine and Rommel (Bing Loyzaga and Yul Servo) move back to the Philippines from the US to help take care of her aunt Mara (Nora Aunor), who is suffering from Dementia. They bring her to their old family home in Batanes, hoping that the familiar surroundings will help with her ailment. And living in the house does unearth a few old memories, but they bring with them strange apparitions and terrible consequences for Mara and her family. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: PG

Running time: 100 mins

Trailer: 

Reviews:

4.0         Arvin Mendoza (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Dementia is heart-wrenching poetry in picture. Its visual verses beguile the senses to absorb the character’s prosaic state, rhymed with its aural rhythms lulling the terror that looms ahead.” (Read full review)

4.0         Eric Cabahug (InterAksyon)

Dementia is that rare Filipino horror drama that packs a solid emotional wallop. You won’t forget it soon after leaving the theater. A lot of it has to do with debuting filmmaker Perci Intalan’s mostly firm grip on his material and his relatively sophisticated approach in presenting it.” (Read full review)

4.0         Lyndon Maburaot (Table Stretcher)

“Perci Intalan is precise down to the dot, his achievement here are his pacing and control of the material, so unbelievable for a first-time helmer. His sensibility is obviously mainstream, giving in to the demands of the genre: banshee, jump scare, dolls. But it is during his quieter scenes that he shows ability, the deftness is in the way he blocks a scene and how he positions the camera with regards to the characters.” (Read full review)

4.0         Fred Hawson (Fred Said)

Dementia does not have the garish and noisy shock effects that we see in most mainstream Filipino horror films. Instead, its unnerving quietness which effectively communicates a sense of danger, on top of the compelling lead performance of Ms. Nora Aunor, gives this film high marks of cinematic excellence.” (Read full review)

4.0         Macky Macarayan (The FilmSoc Report)

“Cinematographer Mackie Galvez (Sana Dati) captures the visual tone that complements the story’s demands, and levels with the acting caliber of Nora Aunor.” (Read full review)

4.0         A Moot Point

“A rarity in Pinoy horror genre, Dementia stays away from blood & hysterics, instead, it capitalizes on the gothic setting & tension. Nora Aunor blows us away with her mesmerizing non-verbal performances, that we pardon the average plot  – something that the usual nitpicking critic will tear apart if it wasn’t for Aunor’s superb acting and Intalan’s impressive direction.” (Read full review)

3.5         Oggs Cruz (Rappler)

Dementia has a lot of breathing space, a lot of protracted moments for thought and pondering. This is clearly a thinking man’s horror film.” (Read full review)

3.5         Rob San Miguel (Brun Philippines)

“Similar to Joel Lamangan’s Hustisya, Aunor is burdened by a thin script so she has to make do with trite lines spoken in between her quite moments. Fortunately, Intalan was smart enough to focus the camera on Aunor near the climax of the film.” (Read full review)

3.5         Armando dela Cruz (Film Police)

Dementia is a thing of curious alchemy…It is not a story strictly about the haunted, but of fractured psyches and corrupted moralities.” (Read full review)

3.5         Irvin Malcolm Contreras (A Girl and a Gun)

“It is essentially a pretty rote, standard horror film with all the familiar narrative beats. But this film benefits from the acting talent of one of the Philippines’ best actresses, Nora Aunor who gives the pulpy material its weight and substance. It is worth seeing for that alone (and for the travelogue-esque on-location cinematography).” (Read full review)

3.0         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film is solid enough, with its handsome production work and talented cast keeping the film watchable through the narrative’s lack of cohesion. It’s just that there’s a nagging sense that there could have been more.” (Read full review)

3.0         Julia Allende (PEP)

“With its paper-thin storyline, the film relied mostly on surprises, on strategically placed apparitions to make the heart lurch and the ears reverberate with ghostly sound effects.” (Read full review)

3.0         Nood.ph

“Bilang manonood, hindi ka magsa-suffer sa panonood ng Dementia dahil ang haba nito ay akma sa takbo ng kwento. Malinis ang pagkakakwento ng mga pangyayari, hindi ka iiwang hanging sa kahit anong punto.” (Read full review)

3.0         John Tawasil (Present Confusion)

Dementia is an okay film that I recommend seeing more than once, just to see the nuances in Nora Aunor’s acting after the revelation at the end. As a horror film it is pretty run of the mill, but as a psychological film it is quite effective.” (Read full review)

2.5         Tito Genova Valiente (Business Mirror)

“Nora Aunor as Mara is not served at all by the cinematography. The long minutes of Mara in the isolation of the landscape fail to capture the delineation of an actor who is able to sublimate all kinds of theatricality to serve an intense recipe of homegrown guilt and hurt. The story is promising; could it have been the screenplay that neglected to honor the presence of a great actor?” (Read full review)

2.5         Renelson Morelos (Ramblings of a Film Urchin)

Dementia could have been better than it is. Intalan knows how to sway viewers into a ‘false’ belief by creating mood and tension in accordance with the horror genre. It’s in how the ‘trick’ is finally let out of the bag, something that is inappropriately downplayed rather than packed with a visceral whallop, that douses cold water over the previously fever-pitch proceedings.” (Read full review)

2.0         Urbantribe.ph

“If you’re looking for a ‘scary movie,’ it is a bit difficult to recommend Dementia. It has a strong cast, lovely cinematography, and notable sound design, but it just lacks the punch.” (Read full review)

1.5         Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“Effective horror plays to our psyche, not bullyrag our auditory senses. And a story teller creates an atmosphere of impending doom. Lesser equipped film makers resort, on the other hand, to cheaper artifice, by creating ‘sudden noises’ – the ones that actually break eardrums!” (Read full review)

Ibong Adarna: A Pinoy Adventure

Ibong AdarnaVerdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.21 (7 ratings)

Genre: Adventure

Director: Jun Urbano

Writers: Jun Urbano, Angelo Hernandez

Cast: Rocco Nacino, Leo Martinez, Joel Torre, Angel Aquino, Benjie Paras, Lilia Cuntapay, Patricia Fernandez, Ronnie Lazaro

Synopsis: Sultan Mabait (Joel Torre) rules over a small kingdom of warring tribes. His scheming brother Datu Mangimbot (Leo Martinez) asks a witch to place a curse on the Sultan, striking him with a mysterious illness. Mabait’s son Sigasig (Rocco Nacino) goes on a quest to find the mythical Ibong Adarna, whose song can cure any ailment. The dangerous journey has the young hero facing stormy seas, dense jungles, a savage tribe, magical fairies, and the bird itself, which may be the most fearsome threat of all. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: G

Running time: 90 mins

Trailer: 

Reviews:

4.0         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

Ibong Adarna isn’t a perfect film by any means, but even its missteps are kind of endearing. The movie has a very distinct voice, a sort of classical approach that is sorely missing from a lot of comparable local G-rated movies.” (Read full review)

3.0         Oggs Cruz (Rappler)

“It seems that Urbano believes that there is a certain level of consistency in how children see the world, that despite the constantly changing politics and philosophies of the world, children would still appreciate the utter simplicity and frankness of a morally-grounded fairy tale.” (Read full review)

2.5         Benedict Bartolome (PEP)

Ibong Adarna the Pinoy Adventure aimed to elevate the Filipino movie viewing experience by bringing culture and dignity to the screen but it ultimately falls back to tried and true simple comedy.” (Read full review)

2.0         Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“There are moments that for a split second take you back to your childhood. But these are way too fleeting to really indulge or enjoy. Once reality slaps you right back, you realize that, in this film adaptation, there isn’t much to munch on other than its predictable strain.” (Read full review)

2.0         Nood.ph

“Hindi ko alam kung dahil aimed at kids ang pelikulang ito, pero medyo nakakainis na sa una palang ay kita mo na kung sino ang masama at kung sino ang mabuti. Kalimutan man natin ang super-obvious na name suggestions, masyadong clear-cut kung kanino ka dapat mag-root.” (Read full review)

1.0         Fred Hawson (Fred Said)

“The acting was terribly cheesy, way beneath the known talents of the actors gathered for this project. The visual effects were like the quality of a regular TV fantasy program only, no effort for believability and obviously cartoonish. They do not inspire awe nor wonder at all, even for the kids.” (Read full review)

1.0         Emil Hofileña (Cinemil Movie Reviews)

“There’s no tension, there’s no sense of wonder to anything. You’re just seeing things unfold. Same goes for the characters. You should not settle for archetypes, even if they were in the source material.” (Watch video review)

Maria Leonora Teresa

maria-leonora-teresa-posterVerdict: Do Something Else

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.78 (7 ratings)

Genre: Horror, Comedy

Director: Wenn Deramas

Writer: Keiko Aquino

Cast: Iza Calzado, Jodi Sta. Maria, Zanjoe Marudo

Synopsis: The film focuses on the troubles of three characters. Julio (Zanjoe Marudo), Faith (Iza Calzado) and Stella (Jodi Sta. Maria) all lost their daughters in a freak bus accident. The three are all grieving deeply for their loss, when a man shows up at each of their doorsteps. He claims to be a psychologist in experimental treatments, and he offers them his latest experiment. They each receive the gift of life-sized talking dolls designed to look and sound like their daughters. And for a while, having the dolls around does seem to ease their suffering, but it soon becomes clear that there is something more sinister and dangerous at play. People in their lives begin dying, and it appears that the dolls are somehow part of all this misfortune. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: R-13

Running time: 110 mins

Trailer: 

Reviews:

3.0         Oggs Cruz (Rappler)

Maria Leonora Teresa is your standard horror film. It is sometimes funny, sometimes scary, but never uninteresting.” (Read full review)

2.0         Urbantribe.ph

Maria Leonora Teresa started with a bang but ended in a dud. I wished whatever momentum and energy the film had was sustained until the every end.” (Read full review)

2.0         Nood.ph

“Sure, there are a lot of moments throughout the movie that will make the audience squirm in their seats or jump out of it, but those are done as if ticking off items in a checklist. Is the victim alone? Check. Did the lights suddenly go out? Check. Is the attack coming from behind? Check.” (Read full review)

1.5         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film seems to severely misunderstand what exactly makes these dolls so scary. As a result, scenes that are meant to be terrifying mostly end up looking pretty silly, the movie trying in vain to sell the threat of a four-foot entity wielding a knife.” (Read full review)

1.5         Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“The film is more of a hodgepodge of flimsy, half-baked stories than fully realized tales that ooze with danger and cautionary pertinence. In fact, the movie is more vexingly funny than scary.” (Read full review)

1.5         Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“Despite the absurdity and being weighed down by its own silliness, the audience laps it up and it succeeds in being a crowd pleaser to those who go for this kind of mindless horror train ride.” (Read full review)

1.0         Armando dela Cruz (Film Police)

Maria Leonora Teresa makes a completely mangled case; from the ramshackle writing to the paper-thin characterization…It plays out, ultimately, like an exploitation of the director’s best work.” (Read full review)

Separados

Separados27x39in FINAL copyVerdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.15 (17 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: GB Sampedro

Writers: Enrique V. Ramos, GB Sampedro

Cast: Victor Neri, Ricky Davao, Jason Abalos, Anjo Yllana, Erik Santos, Alfred Vargas, Ritz Azul, Angel Jacob, Melissa Mendez, Althea Vega, Sharmaine Arnaiz, Iwa Moto, Diana Zubiri, Sue Prado, Menggie Cobarrubias, Cris Pastor, K-La Rivera, Rhea Lim, Jace Flores, Patricia Javier, Katrina Halili, Joel Lamangan

Synopsis: Separados is a mostly bittersweet, partly comic, partly tragic saga of six men who have separated from their wives. Based on true stories, their parallel and overlapping tales are framed by a church wedding to a second wife by one of them, who grabs another chance at matrimonial bliss.

MTRCB rating: PG-13

Running time: 97 mins

Trailer: 

Reviews:

3.5         Julia Allende (PEP)

“The film deals not only with physical separation of partners and its effects on men but emotional disconnection as well with people they have invested emotions in.” (Read full review)

3.5         Gelo dela Cruz (Beyond Your Five Senses)

“The film offered small bites of different flavors instead of allowing its audience to devour and enjoy a specific delicious meal. Though it would make you laugh, fall in love or in other words, be entertained, it still boils down to the question if this is the only role a film should have.” (Read full review)

3.0         Fred Hawson (ABS-CBN News)

“The unique aspect of this melodrama is that it is told completely from a male point of view, of men confiding to other men. While many would criticize it for being one-sided, I actually thought it was a refreshing change from all the usual female-driven drama stories. Director GB Sampedro has filled a long absent void for male-oriented relationship stories.” (Read full review)

3.0         Rob San Miguel (Brun Philippines)

“In an industry where male characters are mere catalysts to a women-centered narrative, it is refreshing to see a film that deals with the emotional troubles of Filipino men (minus the guns, goons and violence), although the treatment is on the superficial level.” (Read full review)

3.0         John Tawasil (Present Confusion)

“What should be the film’s strength, however, becomes its weakness: with six separate stories to tell, some are fleshed out and some are not. Some can be summarized in one short sentence because of how little plot they actually contain. This leads to a loss of focus.” (Read full review)

3.0         J. Walking

“This film, directed by GB Sampedro, could have been perfect, really. It’s unfortunate that the rawness and unaffected material had to be subjected to such a glossy treatment. Heck, forget glossy—this is a film dripping with sap.” (Read full review)

2.0         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film manages to touch on a couple of interesting issues that don’t really get much play in mainstream cinema. But its insistence on its gimmicky structure and its multitude of stories means that none of these narratives threads actually go very deep.” (Read full review)

2.0         Richard Bolisay (Lilok Pelikula)

S6parados is a pure cavalier movie, written and directed to parade the sacrifices and sufferings of men just to keep their precious dignity intact, and without a doubt only a guy can come up with that inspired title.” (Read full review)

2.0         Zig Marasigan (Rappler)

“While the film provides 6 stories from male-centric perspectives, the film trades quantity for depth.” (Read full review)

2.0         Patrixia Mai Santos (The FilmSoc Report)

“It tries to tell six stories, but it seems it’s just one story riddled with cheap humor, sweetened with overbearing music, anchored by one single event to compensate for all of their connection.” (Read full review)

2.0         Manuel Pangaruy (Tagailog Special Presents)

“Wala akong tanong sa sinseridad ng materyal bilang nasa mga balita dati na may sariling koneksyon ang direktor sa mga usaping hiwalayan. Wala rin akong kaso na multi-character din ito na pinagbuhol-buhol sa isang wedding ceremony. Ang problema ko lang sa kanya, paglabas ko ng sinehan, wala akong masyadong napulot. Walang masyadong insight.” (Read full review)

1.5         Skilty Labastilla (Pinoy Rebyu)

Separados attempts a commentary on Pinoy masculinity by featuring stories of men in various stages of personal crises, but its understanding of gender dynamics is so out-of-whack, misogynistic even.” (Read full review)

1.5         Carl Papa (Whatever Carl)

“It is also a waste that the film had this roster of actors who I think can do good if only given the right material.  Such a waste.  The melodrama was overbearing.  It was a collection of schmaltzy and sappy and somewhat misogynistic stories put together.” (Read full review)

1.5         Dicot Alvarado (Letterboxd)

“There is attempt to deal with some hefty topics surrounding lost affection, but it ultimately doesn’t do it quite well. The craft of the film’s overall staging is subpar and dull, mostly choosing to have its characters act in obvious and artificial manners.” (Read full review)

1.0         Vinny Tagle (Philippine Star)

“This movie, featuring interlocking tales of six men who separated from their wives, is full of over-the-top Pinoy soap opera acting, cloyingly sentimental piano music, and shoddily developed characters. And this movie isn’t just awful, it also borders on being sexist: almost all of the men’s problems stem from some character flaw from their wives. How misogynistic.” (Read full review)

1.0         Emil Hofileña (Cinemil Movie Reviews)

“There is a complete lack of subtlety in this movie but at the same time there’s no depth, so it feels like someone is constantly screaming gibberish into your ear throughout the entire movie, trying to make you feel a certain emotion, but you can’t even figure out what they’re trying to say in the first place.”  (Watch video review)

1.0         Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

“The thing with S6parados is that it is already outdated; there’s nothing about it that we have already seen before, probably even better versions of these stories. And one of the film’s faults is that it did not really present anything new for such ‘perspective’.” (Read full review)

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