Alfredo S. Lim: The Untold Story

alfredo limVerdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.00 (5 ratings)

Genre: Action, Drama

Director: Cesar Montano

Writers: Enrique Ramos and Cesar Montano

Cast: Cesar Montano, Alessandra de Rossi, Alvin Anson, Alwyn Uytingco, Ara Mina, Gina Pareño, Gloria Romero, Isabel Granada, Jackie Lou Blanco, Jeffrey Tam, Marc Abaya, Migs Cuaderno, Nonie Buencamino, Raquel Pareno, Richard Quan, Rommel Montano, Spanky Manikan, Tirso Cruz III

Synopsis: The movie largely takes place in the 1960s. Police Major Alfredo Lim (Cesar Montano) has just been commended for being one of Manila’s ten most outstanding officers. But the celebration is cut short when one of his co-honorees is killed while trying to stop a robbery. Lim gets on the trail of this gang of criminals, carrying out a major surveillance operation. But his work takes a personal toll, his devotion to his duty causing friction in his marriage. And his righteousness ruffles the feathers of very powerful people, putting his family’s life in danger. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: R-13

Running time: 110 mins



3.5      Rowena Joy Sanchez (Manila Bulletin)

“Though set decades back, the visuals in The Untold Story are vivid and crisp, thus giving off the feel that we’re not really traveling back in time, but are actually there, witnessing the life of the protagonist unfold.” (Read full review)

2.0      Zig Marasigan (Kristn)

“As a piece of historical drama, the film is far too preposterous to be taken seriously. And as a piece of entertainment, it’s far too dull to be enjoyed.” (Read full review)

1.5      Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The movie isn’t nearly compelling enough to be effective at winning over and hearts and minds. It is instead awfully tedious, the film lacking the focus and the storytelling skill to put together a coherent narrative.” (Read full review)

1.5      Rianne Hill Soriano (Business World)

“What ends up on screen is a forced combination of action, drama and humor spread over two main story arcs: the life of Alfredo Lim as a child left at an orphanage, and his life as an uncompromising policeman.” (Read full review)

1.5      Bernard Santos (My Movie World)

“If you would want to know more about the mayor of Manila then you may watch this but for an enjoyable/exciting movie to watch this is not recommended.” (Read full review)

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