Verdict: Do Something Else

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.62 (8 ratings)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Soxie Topacio

Writers: Gina Marissa Tagasa-Gil, Enrico Santos

Cast: Melai Cantiveros, Martin del Rosario, Jason Francisco, Bianca Manalo, Gina Pareño, Joem Bascon, Nico Antonio, Bekimon

Synopsis: A kind-hearted young woman who lives in a slum by the rails does everything she can to uplift the lives of the people around her. In pursuit of her dreams, she unwittingly steps into the role of a missing Brazilian model, putting her life in danger in the process. (From Click the City)

Running time: 105 mins.

Trailer: 

Reviews:

2.5          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film doesn’t really have much of a focus, throwing itself from one idea to another without any real sense of direction. With its machine gun approach to comedy, the film occasionally hits something pretty great. But the rest of it solidly misses.” (Read full review)

2.5          Katrina Stuart Santiago (GMA News)

“And this might ultimately be the problem with comedies such as Adventures of Pureza: gone are the days when all comedians needed to do in film was go over-the-top, outdo every other person in the silly department, and survive it.” (Read full review)

2.0          Julia Allende (PEP)

“There really is nothing much to Pureza but good, silly fun, and the traditional dramatic relief on life lessons of loving oneself and loving those who love you in return.” (Read full review)

2.0          Nicol Latayan (Back to the Frying Pan)

“You wouldn’t miss anything if you haven’t seen it. At the same time, you won’t gain anything if you see it. But, I must commend it simply because I guess people behind the film knew that the material is shallow that even they didn’t take this one seriously.” (Read full review)

1.0          Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“In Star Cinema’s The Adventures of Pureza: Queen of the Riles, you end up having a product that underlines everything that’s annoying about (Melai Cantiveros) instead of the adorable gibberish and flashes of humor that highlight her persona.” (Read full review)

Capsules:

1.0          Sanriel Ajero (Another Sani Day)

“Godawful. Nakakaloka ang pagiging predictable, nakakatawa.”

1.0          Fidel Antonio Medel (Pixelated Popcorn)

“Is it destined to be a cult classic? Or is it just plain bad?”

1.0          Carl Papa (Whatever, Carl)

“What the hell?  As much as I love ranting… never mind.”