Every Breath U Take

Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.54 (13 ratings)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Mae Czarina Cruz

Writers: Mel Mendoza-Del Rosario, Zig Marasigan, Anj Pesumal

Cast: Piolo Pascual, Angelica Panganiban, Ryan Eigenmann, Smokey Manaloto, Carlos Agassi, Joross Gamboa, Ketchup Eusebio, Janus del Prado, Nova Villa

Synopsis: Majoy (Angelica Panganiban) was told by her doctor that if she wanted to have a baby, she’d have to do it soon. She spends her days looking for the signs that she’s found Mr. Right. She meets Leo (Piolo Pascual), an unrepentant playboy who doesn’t believe in following the rules. Majoy becomes convinced that she and Leo are meant to be together, but Leo doesn’t seem ready to give up his playboy ways. While Majoy doggedly pursues Leo, Leo gets tied up with other concerns, which include an ambitious rival at work, and a jilted lover’s vengeful brothers.  (Click the City)



3.5       Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

“Thankfully, the film courageously skips key elements of the formula to inject an internal logic of well-timed guffaws and out-of-this world coincidences that is unbelievable and farfetched but also fittingly entertaining.” (Read full review)

3.5       Nicol Latayan (Back to the Frying Pan)

“It gives you equal kilig, equal comedy (at times even simultaneously), and that formula, while safe, tends to live up to its expectations.” (Read full review)

3.5       Gelo Gonzales (FHM)

Every Breath U Take doesn’t explore new ground, and it doesn’t attempt to. It seeks to entertain.” (Read full review)

2.5       Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“As it careens willy-nilly into a perfunctory finale, the production allows its zany supporting characters to take over Majoy and Leo’s love story and dilute its impact.” (Read full review)

2.5      Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“While the first third of the movie is a compelling build up of characters (Majoy especially), the second third sluggishly meanders into contrived theatricals. At its last third, the movie shifts gears and turns into a protracted gag show.” (Read full review)

2.5       Mark Angelo Ching (PEP)

Every Breath You Take works mostly due to the infectious enthusiasm of its cast. The movie’s story may be paper-thin, but the talent of its cast more than makes up for it.” (Read full review)

2.0       Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“It’s built on oddball comedy, but it still asks the audience to feel something for the central couple. Unsurprisingly, the two flavors don’t mix too well.” (Read full review)

2.0        Ria Limjap (Spot.ph)

“In Every Breath U Take—an action rom com with a very convoluted and sloppy plot, stacked with unfunny supporting characters and dismal attempts at screwball situation comedy—you, Piolo, are the only promise of true escape from ugly reality.” (Read full review)

2.0         Jowana Bueser (The Birth of Damnation)

“Star Cinema has been cornering the rom-com market and has been producing both good and bad films. This one is just terrible.” (Read full review)

2.0         Ihcahieh

“Only a few scenes stand out: everything else seems to be a hodgepodge of half-baked attempts on coherent storytelling.” (Read full review)


3.0         Nico Quejano (Cinephiles)

“One thing is for sure, Angelica Panganiban can carry a movie all by herself. Piolo was just being Piolo in this movie, you could replace him with any of the male actors Star Cinema has in its roster and the movie will still be the same. and as funny. The movie could have done away with a lot of the characters, but we all know Star Cinema is only creating jobs for a lot of their stars. It’s more about employment than anything else. This movie is only a testament to how talented of an actress Angelica is. Her comedic timing is priceless.”

2.0          Manuel Pangaruy (Cinephiles)

“Unang frame pa lang, alam ko na ang dulo though may ilang eksena na hindi ko inaasahan na may gan’un pa pala (read: ‘yung dark comedy part na may mga taong gustong pumatay sa bida kung saan nagme-make sense, nang konti, ang title). Ang versatile din ng musical scorer, from Kinatay to a Star Cinema film.”

2.0          Arsenio Tan Liao (Cinephiles)

“A movie with a lot of ‘abnoy’ characters which makes the rom-com sometimes uneasy to watch. Humor at its driest.”

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