Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.25 (15 ratings)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Frasco Mortiz

Writer: Aries de Guzman

Cast: Enchong Dee, Enrique Gil, Xian Lim, Kean Cipriano, Jessy Mendiola, Cristine Reyes, Megan Young, Bangs Garcia, Julia Montes, Matt Evans, Janus del Prado, Tom Rodriguez, Gina Pareño, Ronnie Lazaro, Louise Abuel, Alodia Gosiengfiao, Joseph Marco, Bryan Santos, Ivan Dorschner, Alexa Ilacad

Synopsis:  Friends Lloyd, Joax, Bogs and Patrick (Enchong Deep, Xian Lim, Enrique Gil and Kean Cipriano) attend their high school reunion. There they are humiliated for ending up in dead end jobs. The four reason out that their misfortunes can be traced back to a single event in high school that caused their then-girlfriends to break up with them. They resolve to get Lloyd back with his high school sweetheart Ara (Cristine Reyes), and this leads them to seek out their past and deal with the various things that has kept them from moving on. (Click the City)

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Reviews:

3.5      Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

“It is entertaining enough, unburdened by any baggage to mean anything other than guiltless and shallow amusement.” (Read full review)

3.0      Wanggo Gallaga (Juice.ph)

“While the story is full of promise, the script demands too little of its cast and the director chooses to play up the comedy with the basics, like making the actors make funny faces during embarrassing moments.” (Read full review)

3.0      Mark Angelo Ching (PEP)

“The enthusiastic performances of the young cast make this movie a treat for fans of the ABS-CBN stars.” (Read full review)

3.0      Reel Advice

“What you get is a mess of a story (with little or no logical sense at times) but with perfect moments of comedy mixed in to make you forget about its shortcomings.” (Read full review)

2.5      Dale Bacar (Bum-Spot)

The Reunion as a whole is fun and very likeable. It mostly lived up to the vision of its creators. It just wasn’t a very ambitious goal to begin with.” (Read full review)

2.5      Ihcahieh

“This movie goes out of its way to try to make you laugh. Sometimes it succeeds. Most of the time, it fails.” (Read full review)

2.5      Manuel Pangaruy (Taga-ilog Special)

“Made of stuff that I wish to see from Star Cinema. It remains empty but it is more risky compared to their other so-called blockbuster comedies. I won’t recommend it because of the association with Eraserheads but at least it gave me an illusion that perfect barkadas do not disband. Kinda teary eyed when ‘Minsan’ was played, which was prophetic enough for me about the band’s break-up when I first heard it, in a scene where things started to go wrong. For anything tribute-y, I like the Lynch Hotel part the best.”

2.0      Philbert Dy (Click the City)

The Reunion actually has a couple of interesting stories to tell. The problem is that it focused on the most boring one.” (Read full review)

2.0      Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“With confounding hijinks ensuing, Mortiz’s zippy first full-length feature veers from fatuous slapstick to stock sentimentality, and peppers its tale with narrative side-trips that are more annoying than entertaining.” (Read full review)

2.0      Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“Director Frasco Mortiz’s movie runs on a premise that’s too ridiculous to believe. In fact, connecting the dots should be the least of their worries as logical groundwork in the narrative leaves much to be desired.” (Read full review)

2.0      Ria Limjap (Spot.ph)

“It suffers from an un-funny screenplay that relies too heavily upon flashback and madcap romping, pretty awful acting, and generally sloppy production values like uneven cinematography and abysmal sound; the dialogue is drowned out by the musical score.” (Read full review)

2.0     Mavin Reyes (Mavin Media Guru)

“Though there are some comedic moments worthy of a laugh or so, still the ones that were not properly executed outweighs the good ones.” (Read full review)

1.5      Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“Wow, what an embarrassing script. Clichés dropping like rain on a monsoon season in the age of climate change. Enchong Dee’s sincere performance sticks out like a sore thumb and provides the sole glimmer in this otherwise hackneyed, convoluted, bloated mess of an excuse for a movie.”

1.5      Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

“This movie looks like a pilot of a teen series that will be canceled mid-season. There’s nothing that hasn’t been done before that this film did not incorporate.” (Read full review)

1.5      Carl Joseph Papa (Whatever Carl)

“A waste of time.” (Read full review)

1.5      Armando dela Cruz (Film Police)

The Reunion is triumphant in building up a premise; it’s also triumphant in gradually destroying that.” (Read full review)