317179_540921515924118_590122423_nVerdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.90 (5 ratings)

Genre: Adventure, Horror

Writer/Director: Tyrone Acierto

Cast: Martin Sandino San Juan, Jill Palencia, Ronald Pacifico, Amante Pulido, Millard Keung

Synopsis: A dormant alien virus has been unleashed on a desolated island of the Philippines and the only hope of the survivors are in the hands of two graveyard thieves. Trapped on an island and left with nothing to defend themselves with, the grave bandits must use their wit to win the battle against a swarm of flesh-eating ghouls. (Kristn)

MTRCB Rating: PG-13

Running time: 100 mins

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Reviews:

4.5          Chikkaness Avenue

“The film was successful in immersing the viewers on a Zombie-filled experience as the story and characters were surprisingly engaging with action and thrilling scenes skillfully done.” (Read full review)

4.0          Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“A visually sumptuous nail-biter that, though riddled with clichés characteristic of the genre, is unadulterated cinematic magic!” (Read full review)

4.0         Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“Briskly paced and beautifully photographed, Acierto’s crowd-pleasing horror adventure is boosted further by the enthusiastic portrayals of its likable leads.” (Read full review)

3.5          Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

The Grave Bandits is an impressive, propulsive piece of popcorn entertainment. It’s so refreshing to see unfamiliar actors in a populist film. Way better than Tiktik.” 

3.5          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The storytelling could use some work, the movie often lingering too long in one spot just to provide space for more exposition. And the comedy often skews too juvenile. But all in all this is a fine piece of popcorn entertainment.” (Read full review)