Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme

Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.37 (23 ratings)

Genre: Comedy, Horror

Director: Joyce Bernal

Writer: Chris Martinez

Cast: Eugene Domingo, Ariel Ureta, Zanjoe Marudo, Dingdong Dantes, Miriam Quiambao

Synopsis: The adult twin daughters of an aging business mogul find themselves haunted by a terrifying ghost. The two dig into their family’s past, and they travel to South Korea to try and find a way to appease the angry spirit. (Click the City)

Running Time: 105 mins.




4.0      Ria Limjap (

“This sequel is a fun ride and I, for one, am glad to see the Go Dong Hae twins back in full force.” (Read full review)

4.0       Jowana Bueser (The B irth of Damnation)

“Eugene Domingo is the gravitational pull that held it all together, the buoyant force that kept everything afloat and the kinetic energy that pushes the film to the right direction.” (Read full review)

3.5       Mark Angelo Ching (PEP)

“What’s remarkable about Kimmy Dora 2 is that even though it features a hybrid of two movie genres, each half of these genres are done so well.” (Read full review)

3.5       Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

“While this was highly entertaining on its own, this falls into the usual clump of originals being better than the sequel.” (Read full review)

3.0       Rob San Miguel (The Chair)

“Tulad ng kadalasan, siyempre mas maganda ang orihinal subalit hindi ka naman manghihinayang sa Kimmy Dora 2 dahil lahat ng mga elemento na nagpaganda sa unang pelikula ay makikita sa bagong pelikula at may dagdag pa.” (Read full review)

3.0       CBCP CINEMA

“Nakatulong sa pagpapaganda ng aspetong teknikal ng pelikula ang epektibong pagpapatawa ng iba pang mga artista at ang pagsisikap ng direktor na buuhin ang isang seryosong kwento na dinamitan ng pagpapatawa at katatakutan.” (Read full review)

3.0       Gelo Gonzales (FHM)

“Yet no matter how we praise Eugene, the movie as a whole, sometimes gets too ridiculous. You can say that that’s to be expected, but the films’ bag of tricks—a mix of slapstick, visual gaggery, and all-out foolishness—can grow stale quick.” (Read full review)

2.5       Jansen Musico (Pelikula Tumblr)

“In some ways, Temple of Kiyeme is still a funny flick, with Eugene doing much of the heavy lifting. Her co-stars she brought along from the first flick also held their own. The problem came with the new characters, most of which were played by people plucked out of the annals of the big studio.” (Read full review)

2.5       Ihcahieh

“The movie just could not help but succumb to the temptation of gearing towards hysteria to elicit laughter. It does work, but one could not help but look back to the original and think why this has to veer away from a formula that obviously worked.” (Read full review)

2.5      Starmometer

Kimmy Dora 2 is very much inferior to the original movie because it’s trapped in the world of pinoy comedy cliches.” (Read full review)

2.5      Mavin Reyes (Mavin Media Guru)

Kimmy Dora 2 suffers what mainstream movies are suffering. It has pushed too hard that it is too generic and almost commercialized.” (Read full review)

2.0      Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“Trust scriptwriter Chris Martinez to come up with a valid story that imbues sense and narrative nuance to an otherwise preposterous, if droll chronicle. Unfortunately, there’s no getting around an inane material.” (Read full review)

2.0      Aristotle Cruz (Rappler)

“First 15 minutes of the film was hilarious. The middle can be skipped and the end credits where it showed the bloopers should have made the final edit!” (Read full review)

2.0      Pia Posadas (Katipunan)

“By trying to please everyone, the film failed to live up to its potential.” (Read full review)

2.0      Macky Macarayan (Death of Traditional Cinema)

“The sequel disappoints in a number of ways. First and most obvious reason is the injection of horror element. Sure, ghosts and screaming female leads can be guilty pleasure, but not in this instance.” (Read full review)

2.0      Reel Advice

“Minus the comedic chops of Eugene Domingo, there’s really no other positive thing that can be derived from this film.” (Read full review)

2.0      Fidel Antonio Medel (Pixelated Popcorn)

“Sellout! Dahil patok si Eugene, horror, at Korean shit ngayon, pagsama-samahan natin ang mga elements na ‘to sa isang film. Eugene gave it her best (as always), but the battle was lost when they decided to make it a horror-comedy.”

1.5        Rolando Tolentino (Pinoy Weekly)

“At ito ang kapangyarihan ng masa batay sa kapasidad nilang makapanlimi, na hindi lahat ng ihain sa kanila ay tatangkilikin nila, na hindi lahat ng kanilang katawan ay magiging huthutan ng kita, na kahit na nandito lahat ng pwedeng i-check sa formularyo ng matagumpay na franchise ay maari pa ring hindi magtagumpay nang lubos.” (Read full review)

1.5      Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

“The film is a near torturous event, weighed down further by how it feels like the moral and artistic opposite of Kambal sa Kiyeme. Coming from the same makers with suspicious new economic and creative partners, one can’t help but feel that this latest endeavor reeks of plain treachery.” (Read full review)

1.5       Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“It all feels rushed and perfunctory, relying on the easy signposts of genre rather than the stability of plot.” (Read full review)

1.5       Nestor Torre (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“In its earnest effort to be bigger and better than the first Kimmy Dora movie, the sequel has perhaps inadvertently become too big, frenetic, campy and shrill, ending up as a messy mix of comedy, horror, travelogue, musical, special effects and what-have-you.” (Read full review)

1.5        Nico Quejano (Pinoy Film Buffs)

“Wow, that was disappointing. I don’t understand, this was made by practically the same people who made the first movie, and yet nawala na yung wit and dark-ish humor, they resorted to cheap laughs, slapstick and ‘elevator acting’. Although i do admit that mahusay pagkakatali ng story, at malayo pa naman sa basura that is Praybeyt Benjamin. But something is really wrong when for a comedy, the horror sequences were actually better than the supposedly funny ones. Cameos abound, but cameos do not a film make. And that awkward moment when the gag reel at the end is funnier than the actual movie.”

1.0         Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“This was a bad idea that only got greenlighted by Star Cinema because of potential to earn money. The novelty of the first movie is gone and throughout its running time, I managed to chuckle only twice. For a comedy film, that’s a mortal sin.”


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