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5.0 out of 5 stars crime stories... more fun in the Philippines, 31 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Metro Manila [DVD] (DVD)
so no reviews for one of the best films of 2013, shame...
a simple story of a family who go from the provenance's in the Philippines to the big city of Manila, what this family get while there isn't what they was expecting, a kinda dante inferno awaits them - trying to make some hard earn peso for their child.
The husband gets sucked into crime story, while trying to keep his head above water. The wife ends up working as a 'hostess' in the 'Go-Go' bars.
I enjoyed this film a lot, having visited Philippines many times, and seeing (unfort) some of the hardships the people in Manila live in, this film (just) about manages to not to be condescending, its shot in a very 'fly on the wall' style, handheld (but thank God not bloody 'shake-y cam', you hear me Mr. Bourne) Manila is as much a character in the film as one of the actors.
Ive read a re-make its in the works, wherever or not the story will just take place in another city, or they will Americanize it and say Tan up some tosh like Ryan Reynolds and then put Lou Diamond Philips as the baddie - in it to you know keep it authentic, I don't know, I don't care.
Oh and one more thing, DONT EXPECT THE RAID PART 2, yep they is action in this, but not John Woo. Yes it was made by an English guy, same as the The Raid, most of buzz about this film at first was it going to be like The Raid-it isnt, that film is one thing and this is another.
mabuhay Pilipinas
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Initial post: 21 Jan 2014 13:59:19 GMT
Craig says:
I agree, this film was excellent. One of the best in 2013.

Posted on 13 Feb 2014 11:21:39 GMT
joseph says:
Dan S how you seen the film if it say not release until march 2014 that why no reveiws yet

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2014 03:34:25 GMT
Ds says:
at cinema

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2014 21:31:16 GMT
joseph says:
ah ic sounds good my wife from philippines we already ordered the film thanks for the reveiw

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2014 02:13:33 GMT
Ds says:
no worries, enjoy the movie.

Posted on 7 Apr 2014 21:16:10 BDT
Mabuhay SA Pilipinas!
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