GAYAKVerdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.00 (4 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: Ronaldo Bertubin

Writers: Jerry Apolonio, Ronaldo Bertubin

Cast: Alan Paule, Sef Cadayona, Evelyn Vargas, Richard Bradley

Synopsis: The movie is about a father’s (Paule) unconditional love for his son and a son’s (Cadayona) journey towards self-discovery, set in the backdrop of the Catholic practice of devotion – the Pagsa-San Juan in Nueva Ecija.

MTRCB Rating: G

Running time: 75 mins

Trailer: 

Reviews:

2.5          Zig Marasigan (Kristn)

“There are flashes of brilliance in Gayak, tucked away in the nuance of Paule’s performance and Bertubin’s quieter scenes. But it is these frustrating glimpses of hope that act as reminder that Gayak could’ve been so much more.” (Read full review)

2.0          Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

Gayak doesn’t earn the tears it wants viewers to shed. The film only really peaks dramatically towards the end. By then it’s too late for viewers to be involved in the characters’ stories.”

2.0         Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“Provocative but narratively disjointed.” (Read full review)

1.5          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film is just too gimmicky. It employs a screwy timeline that only serves to deaden the dramatic momentum.” (Read full review)