LiarsVerdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.56 (9 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: Gil Portes

Writer: Senedy Que

Cast: Alessandra de Rossi, John Michael Bunapos, Jan Harley Hicana, Jim Rocky Tangco, Cris Villanueva, Arnold Reyes, Richard Quan, Sue Prado, Nanding Josef, Ping Medina, Dax Alejandro, Benjie Felipe, Tony Marino, Jess Evardone, Princess Manzon, CJ Mangahis

Synopsis: Based on a real-life sports scandal, Liars traces the incredible rise and the humiliating fall of a humble Filipino baseball team of young boys in an international baseball competition in the 1990s.

MTRCB Rating: G

Running Time: 92 mins.

Trailer: 

Reviews:

4.0         Phillip Cu-Unjieng (The Philippine Star)

“The acting of de Rossi, Cris Villanueva, Arnold Reyes, et al are commendable; but the real charm comes from the two neophyte child actors who play Dante and Ato. Yes, their acting may be rough around the edges, but it gives them a rawness that allows us to suspend disbelief.” (Read full review)

3.5         Brylle B. Tabora (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“The dialogue may be overwrought at times and some scenes seem contrived. But they are quickly relieved, if not redeemed, by the actors who deliver stellar performances.” (Read full review)

3.5         Kaye Estoista-Koo (PEP)

Liars allows viewers to look inward at the choices we make for and against the truth; the choices that we make to bring honor or shame to our nation on a daily basis; and the choices we make and decide to live with.” (Read full review)

3.0         Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“It carries a strong and very valid message about the evils of lying, cheating and corruption that have become a way of life in our culture and society now. The film is generally well acted from the grownups Alessandra, Arnold, Cris, Sue and Richard to all the child stars involved in the film.” (Read full review)

3.0         Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

“While the whole film gives you a lifetime TV movie of the week feels, this is a familiar territory that combines two concepts that Gil Portes excels at: children and inspirational story.” (Read full review)

1.5         Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“In Liars, (Portes’) direction is often clumsy and tone-deaf to the nuances of normal conversations that usually reliable actors like Alessandra de Rossi, Arnold Reyes, and Sue Prado seem to act on auto-pilot.” (Read full review)

1.5         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film is just really loud and really clumsy, preferring melodrama to any actual examination of the events. The film also stumbles in trying to set the film during the impeachment of then-President Estrada. The thematic connections that those events provide aren’t worth how much they muck up the timeline of the story.” (Read full review)

1.5         Laurel Fantauzzo (Rappler)

“This complex subject matter deserved a dramatic treatment as nuanced and surprising as it was. Instead, the audience was bathed in fake rain.” (Read full review)

1.5         Manuel Pangaruy (Tagailog Special Presents)

“May mga insidente na halos isunganga na sa bunganga mo ang iba’t ibang take sa kahirapan, domestic violence, investigative journalism at integrity na parang wala kang clue kung ano ang mga ito.” (Read full review)