Segunda Mano

Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.28 (14 ratings)

Genre: Horror

Director: Joyce Bernal

Writer: Joel Mercado

Cast: Kris Aquino, Dingdong Dantes, Angelica Panganiban, Helen Gamboa, Jhong Hilario, Bangs Garcia, Angel Jacob, Ian Veneracion, Rico Blanco, Sofia Millares

Synopsis: A woman buys a bag from a secondhand shop, not knowing that the bag carries with it the misfortune of its previous owner. She must now dig into the past to keep herself and her family safe. (Click the City)

Running time: 110 mins.

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Trailer: 

Reviews:

3.0          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“All told, Segunda Mano is intriguing, but not entirely successful. Its sense of humor adds an interesting wrinkle to what has become a rather staid genre in the local scene, but it sometimes feels like not everyone is in on the joke.” (Read full review)

3.0          Don Jaucian (Pelikula Tumblr)

Segunda Mano isn’t really that hard to like. It’s hilarious and playfully smart, something you’d expect from a Joyce Bernal film. Sure, ghosts flicker in and out of the film but they play second fiddle to the film’s domestic violence subplot, which is just accessory to Kris Aquino’s overacting.” (Read full review)

3.0          Julien Merced C. Matabuena (Manila Bulletin)

Segunda Mano is generally passable, but horror fans might be in for a disappointment. Story-wise, it left too many questions unanswered and loopholes on major details that were only easily dismissed as supernatural occurrences. It also employed a good number of horror flick clichés.” (Read full review)

2.5          Julien Merced Matabuena (Manila Bulletin)

Segunda Mano is generally passable, but horror fans might be in for a disappointment. Story-wise, it left too many questions unanswered and loopholes on major details that were only easily dismissed as supernatural occurrences. It also employed a good number of horror flick clichés like heavy rain showers signaling something sinister and otherworldly is about to happen, cats suddenly getting out of bins and under tables, and howling dogs at night.” (Read full review)

2.5          Ian Urrutia (Pinoy Cinema Tumblr)

“Despite the refreshing take on blending the suspenseful with brazen comic timing, Segunda Mano is still a heavily flawed film teeming with apparent editing glitches, plot holes, and bad acting.” (Read full review)

2.5          Carl Papa (Whatever, Carl)

“What I hated in the movie was Kris Aquino.  I think she was miscast, or she just could not act, OR she could act but she just could not do horror.  But then why is she always in horror films?  I find that boggling.  She shouts like Spongebob Squarepants.  She also looked constipated most of the time, especially when she was acting horrified or sad.” (Read full review)

2.0          Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

“Unfortunately, Bernal can’t seem to control Aquino. While the film erupts into a parade of self-conscious nonsense, Aquino remains drowned in boring seriousness.” (Read full review)

2.0          Teo Marasigan (Pinoy Weekly)

“Halatang nagtagal ang pagpaplano ng Segunda Mano. Sobrang tagal. Sa puntong wala nang pokus at hindi na nasinsin ang pagpaparurok sa kwento. At dahil sala-salabid ang mga istorya, maraming balik-tanaw o flashbacks.” (Read full review)

2.0          Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“This is Joyce Bernal’s first horror flick and she should not have chosen an overly contrived script that, aside from two “boo!” moments involving a cat, is not really that capable of scaring us much by way of jolting surprise or white knuckle tension even in a potentially diabolical dream sequence.” (Read full review; Warning: Contains spoilers)

2.0         Ihcahieh

“The main twist is VERY obvious, leaving you with no more mystery to keep your attention once you guess it right. Give yourself around fifteen minutes max. The second twist is so unnecessary and will make a 90’s (heck, even an 80’s) telenovela blush in embarrassment.” (Read full review)

1.5          J.I.E. Teodoro (GMA News)

Segunda Mano is a melodramatic and mediocre horror movie. It suffers from bad acting, bad story and scriptwriting, and bad directing. And what is more horrific about it is that many people are watching it!” (Read full review)

1.0          Jessica Zafra (InterAksyon)

“The actress playing the friend should immediately consult an otolaryngologist – only advanced hearing loss could account for the volume of her speaking voice. Her movements suggest that there are ants inside her clothes, gnawing off her nerve endings – and ours.” (Read full review)

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3.0          Manuel Pangaruy (Taga-ilog Special)

“Hindi pwedeng ibigay sa ibang artista ang lead character. Otherwise, walang charm ‘yung mga eksena sa dulo. At talagang binuro ni Joyce Bernal ang tao sa umpisa dahil alam n’ya kung ano ang highlight ng kanyang pelikula. Not sure kung may kakaibang epekto kung si Kris ang bida. Parang alam mong movie lang talaga lahat, in the same manner na na-excite ako r’un sa reel part ng Tuhog. Alam mong fake kaya nakaka-entertain. Passable ‘yung ibang iyakan scene ni Kris pero ‘yung mukhang takot, gan’un pa rin, parang natatae lang. ‘Yung ibang aspect, na-optimize naman. ‘Yun lang kasi talaga ‘yung material. Hanggang d’un lang s’ya. Definitely far better than Dalaw.”

2.0          Kikko Kalabud (Cinephiles)

“Ang segunda mano lang ata dito ay yung mga scary scenes kuno. Okay ang story. Interesting pero dragging at boring, indeed.”

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