PutiVerdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.08 (6 ratings)

Genre: Drama, Suspense

Writer/Director: Miguel Alcazaren

Cast: Ian Veneracion, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Lauren Young, Bryan Pagala, Leo Rialp

Synopsis: A psychological thriller about a counterfeit painter who figures in a freak car accident that renders him color blind; while recuperating, strange things start to happen to him.

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Reviews:

4.5         Renelson Morelos (Reel Thoughts)

“With notable attention to details, the director succeeds in creating an eerie and morbid atmosphere through inventive framings, ambient score, telling production design and expressive photography.” (Read full review)

3.5         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film is pretty great when it allows itself to get fully weird, Alcazaren displaying a flair for odd visuals that simply can’t be matched. But the film takes a painfully long time to get there, the glacially paced plot lacking any sort of driving action.” (Read full review)

3.5         Fred Hawson (Fred Said)

Puti is a highly artistic psychological thriller, both in theme and execution.  How the story turns out may seem familiar from other films of the genre, but the way this reaches that climax is very unique and original.” (Read full review)

2.5         Francis Joseph Cruz (Rappler)

“In its final few minutes, Alcazaren abandons the film’s perversions for good taste, and as a result and despite its numerous pleasures, Puti regrettably fails.” (Read full review)

2.5         Marguerite de Leon (Rappler)

“In the end, Puti mires itself in its own gray area: 50% of it a bland, mainstream horror film rife with the usual tropes, and the other 50% a sincerely creepy and original effort bursting with clever details (and paying an homage or two to the likes of Hitchcock and Kubrick).” (Read full review)

2.0         Katrina Stuart Santiago (GMA News)

“This film did not know how to rationalize the horrors that Amir was going through, and as with many a local film, indie and otherwise, it falls back on the ever dependable basket of moral issues that is but part of a national consciousness. This is wrong, that is right; everything is black and white.” (Read full review)