10,000 Hours

10000hoursVerdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.30 (11 ratings)

Genre: Action

Director: Joyce Bernal

Writers: Ryllah Epifania Berico, Keiko Aquino

Cast: Robin Padilla, Pen Medina, Michael de Mesa, Bela Padilla, Mylene Dizon, Carla Humphries, Alden Richards, Joem Bascon

Synopsis: Senator Gabriel Alcaraz (Robin Padilla) is preparing to deliver a privilege speech alleging corruption in the highest levels of government. On his way to the Senate, he gets wind of a plot against him. The police seek to arrest him for his part in an operation decades ago. Suspecting that the administration isn’t willing to give him a fair trial, Alcaraz goes into hiding abroad, hoping to find a way to clear his name and eventually return to his family. Back home, an old colleague is put in charge of finding him, and his family suffers under the pressure of public scrutiny. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: R-13

Running time: 115 mins.



5.0         Mark Angelo Ching (PEP)

10,000 Hours is a triumph. Ambitious in scope, it succeeds because the team behind it is willing to go big.” (Read full review)

4.5         Fred Hawson (ABS-CBN News)

10,000 Hours is a very well-crafted Filipino film of a quality that is rarely seen. The technical aspect is flawless, impressively by an almost all-female behind-the-scenes crew.” (Read full review)

3.75         Irvin Malcolm Contreras (A Girl and a Gun)

“It’s a solid, fairly decent, well-made thriller. Director Joyce Bernal, previously known for doing broad, light comedies, acquits herself well as an action director. It didn’t blow me away (totally not Best Picture material) but it was fun.” (Read full review)

3.5         CINEMA

“Matalino ang pagkakahabi ng mga eksena at tamang tama ang timpla ng drama, aksyon at mga pasaring sa diyalogo. Kaya nga lamang ay natatabunan si Padilla ng mga kasamahang artista.” (Read full review)

3.5         Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

“Production of the film is top notch here. Cinematography, sound, and stunts all factored in to come up with a really thrilling output. Instead of using some old fashioned tricks when it comes to pulling action scenes, Bernal decides to give it a refreshed spin, and it shows.” (Read full review)

3.5         Reviewed That!

“There were some scenes that looked amateurish but the coherence of the story is solid. The twist in the end, while not original, is passable.” (Read full review)

3.0         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

10000 Hours is never really very convincing as a treatise against corruption in this country. It fails to make it seem like its main character is actually much of a crusader, those titular hours largely spent not doing much of anything. But it is kind of fun in its own way, its silliness elevated to entertainment through a really solid production package.” (Read full review)

3.0         Zig Marasigan (Rappler)

10,000 Hours often stumbles with its pacing simply because it focuses on too much. But the many threads woven into 10,000 Hours are admittedly enough to create a half-dozen more films well on their own.” (Read full review)

2.5         Zarlene Chua (Business World)

10,000 Hours could have been a decent movie if the makers toned down the ambitiousness a little… In the end, the twists and surprise reveals do not, in any way, explain the glaring plot holes in the story.” (Read full review)

2.0         Carljoe Javier (GMA News)

“The largest problem of the film is a lack of vision. While the film benefits from having a lot of money and good equipment and it generally looks good, it is still limited in its imagination.” (Read full review)

2.0         Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“As a film that aims to seriously deal with corruption in our country, we’re afraid 10,000 Hours is not that all persuasive. You’d think the hero would be able to accomplish a lot in those 10,000 hours that he was away from his country and his family, but honestly, he didn’t do much of anything but just hide and wait for the truth to come out by itself.” (Read full review)

2 thoughts on “10,000 Hours

  1. Overall, the casts, even the ones with minor roles, have played their part well. There were some scenes that looked amateurish but the coherence of the story is solid. The twist in the end, while not original, is passable. Compared to other local films being produced 10,000 Hours is arguably one of the best.

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