Bayang Magiliw

Bayang-Magiliw-PosterVerdict: Do Something Else

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.75 (4 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: Gil Portes

Writer: Enrique Ramos

Cast: Wendell Ramos, Arnold Reyes, Giselle Tongi, Jackie Lou Blanco, Lloyd Samartino, Raquel Villavicencio

Synopsis: Filemon Almazan (Wendell Ramos) is the mayor of the municipality of Magiliw in Quezon. Artificial contraception is illegal in his town, and he enforces the law personally. He has Dr. Emil Magsino (Arnold Reyes) arrested for prescribing contraception. Attorney Catherine Tiongson (Giselle Toengi), a tax attorney from Manila with roots in Magiliw, takes his case. She draws the mayor’s ire when she decides to adopt an infant left at the doorstep of her parent’s house. It turns out that the child is the mayor’s illegitimate son, and he’ll go to great lengths to keep him. (Click the City)

Running time: 90 mins

MTRCB rating: R-16



2.0     Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“While the cause is definitely worthy, the movie itself is a little clumsily crafted, the argument coming off as simplistic and patronizing, all of it wrapped in a story that just seems to fizzle out.” (Read full review)

2.0     Mikhail Lecaros (GMA)

“The film is never as slyly comic or, conversely, as uproariously farcical as it could have been..” (Read full review)

2.0     Fred Hawson (Fred Said)

“Sometimes the director was not too sure where the movie was going. The supposedly satiric comedy is limited, and not too funny.” (Read full review)

1.0     Skilty Labastilla (Musings from Three Time Zones)

“It’s ironic that the movie is rated R-16 because its storytelling is so elementary, its characterization so simplistic, and its performances so broad that its seems to be targeted at kids. Quite an embarrassing effort.”


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