Verdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.88 (8 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: Erik Matti

Writers: Layeta Bucoy, Dwight Gaston

Cast: Yam Concepcion, John James Uy, Maxene Eigenmann

Synopsis: Sarah (Yam Concepcion) is recovering from a painful breakup when she meets would-be artista Riki (John James Uy). Riki offers her some kindness, and she soon falls for him. The two begin a passionate sexual relationship. But unbeknownst to Sarah, Riki is already married to Regine (Max Eigenmann). The movie shifts focus between the three characters. As Sarah grows more and more enamored with her new beau, Regine grows suspicious of her husband. Meanwhile, Riki struggles to keep his lies straight as his career and his life just fall apart. (Click the City)

MTRCB Rating: R-18 / R-16

Running Time: 85 mins

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Reviews:

4.5           Anton Umali (FHM)

“It’s provocative without being in-your-face. It’s unafraid and unapologetic and in the end, leaves audiences with an unsettling feeling.” (Read full review)

4.5          Mark Angelo Ching (Pisara)

“There’s an honesty to it that lends credibility to the shocking turn of events that follows them.” (Read full review)

4.5          Manuel Pangaruy (Tagailog Special)

“This glossy film serves as an antidote to the recent Pinoy films about extra-marital affair. Erik Matti is like showing us how to better tackle infidelity: insightful, technically well made and sensual. The last few minutes of the film got me. It pretty much pinpoints what could have been the ripple effects of our actions, something that was not touched in other kabit films. John James Uy is not a good actor but the peg of the character is there. Yam Concepcion has a strong presence and very promising for her first film but it was Max Eigenmann, who reminds me of a young Monique Wilson, who delivered the goods.”

4.0          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

Rigodon eschews the external fireworks and goes deep into its characters, revealing the real damage of betrayal.” (Read full review)

4.0          Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“Matti has come up with a very dark movie about losers and you can never guess where the story will take you.” (Read full review)

4.0          Dicot Alvarado (Sine Critic)

Rigodon takes the subject of infidelity and finally treats it with maturity, creating a film that examines emotional consequences. The film is basically No Other Woman or A Secret Affair done right, giving us a fresh and correct look at infidelity. Gone are the “quotable” lines, gone is the pretentious execution, gone are the questionable production decisions. And instead we are welcomed to well developed characters and narratives, leading up to a climax that examines grave emotional consequences.”

3.5           Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

Rigodon, unlike the many infidelity films that have plagued local theaters in the Philippines, eschews glamour for grit.” (Read full review)

2.0          Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“Convoluted plot, 2D characters, awkward acting, headache-inducing shaky cam, and, despite a liberal show of skin (I caught the R-18 version), sex scenes feel a tad antiseptic, devoid of grit, sweat, and a real sense of foreboding danger. The film doesn’t really offer anything new to the erotic thriller genre.”

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