paglaya-sa-tanikalaVerdict: Do Something Else

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.88 (4 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: Michael Angelo Dagñalan

Writers: Michael Angelo Dagñalan, Ma-an Asuncion

Cast: Matteo Guidicelli, Micko Laurente, Nicco Manalo, Jaime Fabregas, Sue Prado, Marife Necesito, Garry Lim, Lui Villaruz, Clarence Delgado

Synopsis: The film tells the story of a young street urchin (Laurente) forced into stealing for a gang of degenerates. He is found by a Somascan brother (Guidecelli) and brought to an orphanage, where he is shown the error of his ways through the story of St. Jerome. (Click the City)

MTRCB Rating: G

Running time: 75 mins



2.0          Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“Preachy and brazenly milks its contrived plot with less savoir-faire that the vacillating narratives allow.” (Read full review)

2.0          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film certainly has its heart in the right place, but it doesn’t make for very compelling cinema.” (Read full review)

2.0         Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“Well-intentioned but incoherent.” (Read full review)

1.5          Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“Most of this goody-two-shoes super-religious film felt like nails on a chalkboard.” (Read capsule review)