Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.50 (10 ratings)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Chito Roño

Writers: Chito Roño, Roy Iglesias

Cast: Vhong Navarro, Angelica Panganiban

Synopsis: Nurse Conan (Vhong Navarro) has been pining for one of his coworkers, Ellen. Despite his constant attention, Ellen has no interest in him. He learns of the belief that whispering a wish to the dead will make it come true. Sure enough, Conan tries it out and quickly receives the benefits. But it turns out that the granting of his wish comes at a price, the ghost of the departed he gave the wish to haunting him constantly to complete a dangerous task. With the help of his friend Oprah (Angelica Panganiban), Conan tries to unravel a powerful curse. (From Philbert Dy’s review)

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Reviews:

3.5          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“But as a whole, Bulong is actually pretty enjoyable. Not everything in the story makes sense, and everything gets a little sticky in the third act, but the film is at least trying a few new things. And while not all of those new things work, the ones that do are pretty great.” (Read full review)

3.5          Pinoy Movie Blog

“Fun and feel-good comedy ruled over with most of the scenes primarily because of Vhong and Angelica’s comedic timing.The lines were so catchy and were delivered comically that you can’t stop laughing out loud.” (Read full review)

3.0          Elvin Luciano (PEP)

Bulong can be described as a ‘feel-good horror movie,’ the kind that’s perfect for those who need to ask ‘Nakakatakot ba?’ before watching a scary flick. But for the purists, the true-blue fans of horror, this may be too lightweight, a wasted opportunity to play around a promising premise by diluting it with comedy.” (Read full review)

3.0          Ihcahieh

“It is an entertaining movie alright, but somehow there is that unfulfilled expectation from the viewer wishing the movie could have been more than that. This movie would not make it to the list of cult classics, but it works well as a stress reliever after a long week of work.” (Read full review)

2.5          Nel Costales (Sine Patrol)

“While the film benefits from reliable performances of Navarro and Angelica Panganiban, Bulong is just an average movie that is a mishmash of mildly terrifying scenes and fluffily funny antics.” (Read full review)

2.5          Jowanna Bueser (The Birth of Damnation)

“I still do not like the genre but it is a movie better appreciated as a form of relaxation.” (Read full review)

2.0          Ria Limjap (Spot.ph)

“In this crazy brew of convoluted story, awful CG, fuzzy sound, and wildly uneven cinematography are a few scenes of surreal brilliance, real darkness, and good comedy.” (Read full review)

1.5          Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“Isa pang problema ng pelikula ay ang pacing nito. Maraming stretches na na-bore kami dahil sa mabagal na pagkakalahad ng narrative. Masyado kasing ginawang masalimuot ang kuwento kaya’t hirap na hirap sila in unfolding the story and the main conflict.” (Read full review)

1.5          Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“Vhong Navarro does his best to carry this discordant genre-busting flick on his scrawny shoulders with ease and charm, but it is far from the chortles borne out of great comedies. In fact, several of the gags fall flat, and even Angelica Panganiban’s masterful comic timing fails to lend its brilliance here.” (Read full review)

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2.0          Carl Papa (Whatever, Carl)

“This horror comedy film was more comedy than it was horror.  There were no real thrills or shock but I think the comic moments, some, worked.  I laughed a lot when they went to Bohol and a woman all dolled up and wearing old Filipino costume stood up out of nowhere.  There was nothing groundbreaking about the story, in fact it was simple and shallow. I think however, the movie worked because of the able lead performances from Vhong Navarro and Angelica Panganiban.”

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