A Moment in Time Movie PosterVerdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.27 (12 ratings)

Genre: Drama, Romance

Director: Emmanuel Palo

Cast: Coco Martin, Julia Montes, Cherie Gil, Ella Cruz, Gabby Concepcion, Zsa Zsa Padilla

Synopsis: After seeing her on the train, amateur artist Patrick (Coco Martin) becomes obsessed with Jillian (Julia Montes). He pursues her relentlessly, despite not knowing anything about her. He eventually wins her over, only to learn that she was the driver of the car that ran over his mother years ago. This fact, along with other issues, causes Patrick to push Jillian away, even as she falls in love with him. Patrick eventually learns the error of his ways, but by then, he might be far too late. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: GP

Running time: 105 mins

Trailer: 

Reviews:

3.5      Jennifer Dugena (PEP)

A Moment in Time’s glossy visuals helped soften Manila’s grime and grittiness the same way Coco and Julia’s onscreen presence made this Star Cinema movie about an emotionally abusive relationship, exceptionally entertaining, romantic, aspirational, and even likable.” (Read full review)

3.0      Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“There’s nothing groundbreaking about Patrick and Jillian’s tale, but what Palo’s three-hanky drama has in extenuating abundance is a familiar story with a frisson of romantic excitement, presented with stylistic flair.” (Read full review)

3.0      Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“Plot contrivances are inherent in local romcoms. Regardless, A Moment in Time is a harmless entertainment fodder that rightfully bestows a feather in the adorably lisping Coco Martin’s romcom cup.”  (Read full review)

3.0      Miguel Dumaual (ABS-CBNews)

“The central conflict, despite the gravity with which it was presented, feels conveniently resolved.” (Read full review)

3.0      Bernard Santos (My Movie World)

“Kung ano yung kinaglossy nung first part then medyo naging dragging yung 2nd part nung movie parang hindi siya kumonek dun sa first part ng movie. So medyo na disappoint ako dun.” (Read full review)

2.0      Forg Files

A Moment of Time just didn’t work. Yes, it had a few moments of kilig but it was not enough to sustain interest as the decision to go to a melodramatic route barely held the story together.” (Read full review)

2.0       Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

“Once the back stories of both characters were revealed (which happened during the earlier part of the film), it’s pretty predictable already.” (Read full review)

2.0       CBCP CINEMA

“Hindi man matatawaran ang husay ng dalawa sa pagganap, pawang nasayang pa rin ang kanilang talino sa isang proyektong tila minadali at hindi na gaanong napag-isipan. Nagkulang sa hagod ang pelikula pagdating sa paghahain ng kapani-paniwalang sentro ng problema na siyang dapat paghuhugutan ng emosyon ng dalawang bida.” (Read full review)

1.75    Bum-Spot

“When it was time for their inevitable happy ending, the movie ceased being a film and became a music video filler all the way until the credits rolled.” (Read full review)

1.5      Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

A Moment in Time dwells too much in the convolutions of a relationship that is really not worth telling. The conflicts have the sheen of depth and gravity, but are ultimately betrayed by a resolution that is all too easy and convenient.” (Read full review)

1.5      Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“After their successful team up in Walang Hanggan, Coco and Julia certainly deserve a better first outing on the big screen than this crummy movie that humiliates them both. (Read full review)

1.0       Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“It’s just an amalgamation of all the things that have already been in Star Cinema romances: big gestures, public humiliation, montages set to standards, a trip to another country, and a reunion that seems to happen by default.” (Read full review)