Moron 5 and the Crying Lady

Verdict: Do Something Else

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.78 (7 ratings)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Wenn V. Deramas

Writer: Mel del Rosario

Cast: Billy Crawford, DJ Durano, John Lapus, Luis Manzano, Mart Escudero, Marvin Agustin

Synopsis: The movie follows the exploits of five friends: Albert (Luis Manzano), Isaac (Billy Crawford), Mozart (DJ Durano), Mike (Mart Escudero), and Aris (Marvin Agustin). The five are none too bright, and have been struggling to get out of high school for years. While trying to figure out how to help Mike pay for his schooling, the five wander into and inadvertently ruin the wedding of Becky Pamintuan (John Lapus). Incensed, Becky frames the moronic quintet for the murder of her father. The five spend some time in prison, before managing to escape. The five set out to clear their names, even if they don’t quite know how they’re going to do it.  (Click the City)

Running time: 105 mins.



2.5         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“There are funny moments scattered here and there, and the actors give these roles a lot of flair. But in the end, it comes off as a bit unsatisfying.” (Read full review)

2.5         Pablo A. Tariman (Philippine Star)

Moron 5 has its share of fun but towards the end, you get the impression that this was hastily put together to test a potentially promising box-office formula.” (Read full review)

2.5         Ria Limjap (

“In this movie, jokes take an entire scene to set up and predictably, the punch lines—which take forever to deliver—are not always funny. There are farting-in-prison jokes, hokey costumes, celebrity cameos, and lots of slapstick.” (Read full review)

1.5         Cathy Pena (Make Me Blush)

“In what could be one of mainstream cinema’s silliest slapstick romp, Wenn Deramas’ Moron 5 and the Crying Lady succeeds to bring Pinoy comedy to lower depths of cinematic mediocrity.” (Read full review)

1.5          Mark Angelo Ching (PEP)

“Deramas relies on five actors whose fortes are not in comedy. The result is a hit-or-miss affair, comedy-wise, with some jokes falling flat because the actor delivering it was trying too hard.” (Read full review)

1.0         Taking a Break

“If you plan on watching the movie, prepare to suspend your disbelief. A lot. Heck, check in your brain at the package counter if you can. You’re not going to need it when you watch the film.” (Read full review)

1.0          Nicol Latayan (Back to the Frying Pan)

“In true Deramas fashion, this movie offered nothing new. Were there funny moments?  Yes, there’s one that involves a monologue by John Lapuz near the end of the movie. Other than that, it is a chop suey of past scenes from different Deramas movies.” (Read full review)

2 thoughts on “Moron 5 and the Crying Lady

  1. Dear PinoyRebyu,

    I like the concept of compiling critiques of Filipino films–it’s like having this pinch of rottentomatoes pinched especially for pinoys. I was just wondering how to apply as a critic, I’d really like to dip my toe into this pool of moviegoers’ community.


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