Da Possessed

Da PossessedVerdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.12 (4 ratings)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Joyce Bernal

Writers: Aristotle de Guzman, Athena Aringo-Tengco, Antoinette Jadaone

Cast: Vhong Navarro, Solenn Heusaff, John Lapus, Joey Marquez, Empoy Marquez, Smokey Manaloto, Matet de Leon, Beverly Salviejo, Joy Viado, Aaliyah Belmoro

Synopsis: Ramon (Vhong Navarro) has been seeing ghosts all his life. As a result, he’s grown up a coward. When he sees anything remotely spooky or surprising, he runs back home and jumps into his mother’s arms. To help his family keep their house, he puts aside his fears and gets a job as a landscape artist at a construction site. While on the job, he unwittingly frees three spirits seeking revenge on Don Demetrio (Joey Marquez), the owner of the property. The spirits use him as an instrument of their vengeance, possessing his body in order to carry out their plan. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: PG

Running time: 120 mins.



3.0         Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“Bernal spins an oft familiar yarn that’s not too far removed from her other collaborations with Vhong Navarro in the distant past. In fact, if you feel a certain degree of déjà vu while watching the movie, don’t worry, it isn’t you. But the spirited cast… more than makes up for the narrative cliché.” (Read full review)

2.5         Jecoup Asombrado (Pinoy Exchange)

“In the end, Da Possessed is a disappointing movie mainly because you could find a trace of a better story underneath all the overstuffed nonsense.”  (Read full review)

2.0         Zig Marasigan (Rappler)

“Like the erratic behavior of its lead character, Da Possessed suffers from its own personality disorder. By trying to be too many things at the same time, Da Possessed ends up being a little bit of nothing. And it all feels like part of an effort to ride on Navarro’s newfound tabloid popularity.” (Read full review)

1.0         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“At times, it feels like the film is just making it up as it goes along, painfully stretching out random inanity and calling it a plot. It grows pretty tedious, and it upends what little appeal it has by going for cheap jokes.” (Read full review)

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