Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill

Boy-GoldenVerdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.54 (12 ratings)

Genre: Action

Director: Chito Roño

Writers: Catherine Camarillo, Guelan Luarca, E.R. Ejercito

Cast: Jeorge Estregan, KC Concepcion, John Estrada, Tonton Gutierrez, Leo Martinez, Gloria Sevilla, Eddie Garcia

Synopsis: The film is very, very loosely based on the life of Arturo Porcura (Jeorge Estregan). Once upon a time, he was known as Boy Anino, notorious leader of the Bahala Na gang. But rival gangster Tony Razon (John Estrada) attacked him in his home, leaving his entire gang and his family dead in the ruins. But Porcura survived, and now he returns under a new alias, Boy Golden, and he seeks revenge against those that did him wrong. Along the way, he meets Marla D (KC Concepcion), a dancer who also has a bone to pick with Razon. Together, the two carry out a dangerous plan to take on Manila’s toughest gangsters. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: R-13

Running time: 130 mins.



5.0         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film is relentlessly, tirelessly fun, and something that we haven’t really seen in our cinema. Boy Golden is a joyous, raucous experience, and I personally recommend it to anyone that enjoys fun.” (Read full review)

4.5         Irvin Malcolm Contreras (A Girl and a Gun)

“I didn’t mind (Estregan) in this film because there are sooooooo many fun elements: the colorful cinematography, the surprising twists and turns, the fight scenes that are on the level of the best Southeast Asian (Thai, Hong Kong, etc.) martial arts action movies, a genuine sense of humor, outrageous violence and it’s ridiculous and silly in the best possible way.” (Read full review)

4.0         Zig Marasigan (Rappler)

Boy Golden doesn’t carry with it the commentary and insight that most of our nation’s more notable films so openly flaunt; but it does have something better. It has fun. And it has a violent, colorful, and masterful way of showing it.” (Read full review)

4.0         Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“Too bad that the jurors of the Metro filmfest are so dumb they didn’t recognize the merits of the film, which is quite ambitious and borders, at some points, on inspired delicious lunacy.” (Read full review)

4.0         Renelson Morelos (Reel Thoughts)

“Roño pulls no stops in delivering an all-out bombastic gangster movie, with no deep pretensions whatsoever in regards the concepts of crime, revenge, loyalty, retribution and justice. He is simply having a fun time at the movies, and so are we.” (Read full review)

3.5         Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

Boy Golden may not be the most coherent film, but it is bursting with charm and identity, a feat that justly deserves recognition especially today when most action films are unfortunately made with less verve and just more starpower.” (Read full review)

3.5         Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

“This one manages camp and action smoothly that it’s an enjoyable watch. I enjoyed the twists and turns in the story, and the fight scenes were for the most part, well done.” (Read full review)

3.5         Nel Costales (1505 Film Avenue)

Boy Golden is not a perfect film. Filmmakers could have trimmed down its running time. They could have made Razon a more monstrous villain or cast a more suitable actor for that role. However, Boy Golden‘s awesome action segments, beautifully choreographed by veteran foreign stunt directors, are a rarity in local films.” (Read full review)

3.0         Carljoe Javier (GMA News)

Boy Golden is kitschy, absurd, over the top, at times tasteless, often tacky, and almost devoid of any self-awareness. Through those characteristics, it becomes a wonderful piece of camp to be enjoyed.” (Read full review)

3.0         Jasmine Cruz (Business World)

“The film’s plot features some surprising twists, so you won’t get bored. Allegiances change, characters’ pasts are revealed, and unexpected people pop up in the last minute.” (Read full review)

3.0         Fred Hawson (ABS-CBN News)

Boy Golden is a generally well-made gangster movie, but it is not without its flaws. It may be campy and violent, but it was certainly an earnest effort by its cast and crew.” (Read full review)

1.5         Ria Limjap (

“Boy Golden’s face sets the tone for the rest of the movie, which despite Carlo Mendoza’s commendable effort in cinematography, is campy and fake—and it’s not even a musical.” (Read full review)


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