Verdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.88 (4 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: Joel Lamangan

Writer: Bonifacio Ilagan

Cast:  Jodi Sta. Maria, Allen Dizon, Bangs Garcia, Luis Alandy, Raquel Villavicencio, Alex Castro, Chynna Ortaleza, Ryza Cenon, Menggie Cobarrubias, Tony Mabesa, May-i Fabros, Benjie Felipe, Barbara Miguel, Jaime Pebanco

Synopsis: Migrante tells the story of a Filipina OFW who is working in Israel. She meets tragedy when she kills her burly male employer after he tried to rape her. She then runs away and meets fellow Filipino OFWs, who help her get back on her feet. (PEP)

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Reviews:

4.5      Maridol Rañoa-Bismark (Yahoo Philippines)

Migrante leaves a nagging pain, a ton of what-might-have-beens.  It shows us why, in their effort to save their families, some OFWs end up breaking the very institution they seek to protect.” (Read full review)

4.0      Lisa Ito (Bulatlat)

“What is distinct and commendable about Migrante is its deliberate engagement and portrayal of the culture of tulungan—assistance, sympathetic help, succor—among Filipinos caught in the cycle of diaspora.”

4.0      Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“The whole film, 70% of which was shot on location in Israel (making) you feel like you’ve been to the Holy Land yourself, is a fine example of superb ensemble acting.” (Read full review)

3.0      Mark Angelo Ching (PEP)

“What’s admirable in Migrante is the few moments of honesty it contains. The drama is subdued and well-directed, making it all the more touching.” (Read full review)