Ritwal

Verdict: Do Something Else

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.50 (2 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: Yeng Grande

Writer: Armie Fernandez-Monton

Cast: Ma. Isabel Lopez, Rommel Chika, Mico Aytona, Hazeth Cojuangco, Kenjie Zabala

Synopsis: A story about a faith healer, Madam Celia, who amazed a small rustic town with her miraculous healing. She was very much respected and revered by the townsfolk. So when she offered them a job in the USA, as apple pickers–everybody grabbed the opportunity. But little did they know that their American Dream will turn into a Nightmare.

Running time: 80 mins.

Trailer: 

Comments:

2.0          Manuel Pangaruy (Taga-ilog Special)

“Ang hirap hanapin n’ung perspective. Boses ba ito ng tao o boses n’ung character ni Maria Isabel Lopez? Mukhang sincere naman ‘yung gustong sabihin. At ang tanong sa dulo: based ba ito on a true story? May ilang laughable na eksena (at musical score!) pero madali sanang patawarin kung pinanindigan na lang ‘yung reference ng incident. Good pa naman sana ‘yung ilang snapshots n’ung totoong community sa tabi ng dagat. Mas authentic kumpara sa ibang movie na gan’un din ang backdrop.”

1.0          Arsenio Tan Liao (Cinephiles)

“The filmmaker has this warning in the prologue that we must be wary about people who are pretenders of the faith. However, his work seems to contradict that. We are deduced to believe that this is based on a true to life event , however, he did not even clarify that in his prologue, which actually misled me and hence, to me is a mortal sin in storytelling.”

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