Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.75 (4 ratings)
Director: Ed Lejano
Writers: Ed Lejano and Zig Dulay
Cast: Joem Bascon, Ciara Sotto, Ramon Bautista, Dax Alejandro, Mads Nicolas, Chase Vega, Rollie Inocencio, Archie Adamos, Tuesday Vargas, Celia Aquino, Gina Limauig, Renerio Concepcion, Nikita McEllroy, Jeremy Ian
Synopsis: The movie is a fictionalized account of a disgruntled cop who has been wrongly implicated in a torture video that went viral. It begins on his last night of duty, as he is about to leave for abroad for better job prospects.
4.0 Lyndon Maburaot (Table Stretcher)
“Flaws here and there but the goodness of Qwerty is it gives you enough reasons to forgive them. A low-ranking policeman is caught in the center of power play. Very well-written and well-paced. And Lejano is in control, finally.”
3.0 Manuel Pangaruy (Taga-ilog Special)
“Promising film noir about a cop in one of his last few days on duty. Almost all good except for the resolution.”
2.0 Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)
“A police drama that’s as exhausting to watch as Posas was engaging. It’s interesting that both films were written by one person because Qwerty is as black and white as its cinematography. Yes, brutality and corruption are rampant in the police force. What’s new?
Surely, the film could not rely on the torture video ‘novelty’. There’s no surer way to lose the shock value of a torture scandal than to fictionalize it. It was captivating when it was on the news. It’s redundant and toothless when you see it as a movie, especially when there’s no other layer to fall back on.”
2.0 Carl Joseph Papa (Whatever, Carl)
“The movie was kind of lame and uneventful. In the end you feel like you’ve been nowhere.” (Read full comment)