Saturday, 12 October 2013

Movie Review: Alagwa

An impoverished single parent, Robert Lim (Jericho Rosales) spends his free time with his young son Brian. One day he takes him to the penny mall for a treat. Turning his back just for a minute, he loses the little boy. Surveillance videos reveal his son being led away by an older child. The father's anguished search begins. When the police fail to locate his son, he plows through the back streets of Manila, unearthing the dark facets of human trafficking, determined to find his son at all costs.

A heartwarming drama film that shows the unconditional love of a father to a son. The movie also shows the child trafficking that might be happening here in the Philippines Madami din mga issues na ipinakita rito na ipimamulat sa ating manood tulad ng child trafficking, child molestation, kid bullying, and elicit homophobic activities in our environment.

Maayos ang pagkakagawa ng pelikula. Well- established ang father and son relationship ni Echo and Bugoy. Then susundan mo din ang journey ni Echo towards sa paghahanap ng kayang anak. After watching this film mas lalo nating aalagaan at babantayan ang ating mga anak.

Isang mahusay at natatanging pagganap kay Jericho Rosales para sa pelikulang ito. Muling naipakita ni Echo ang kanyang husay at galing sa pag arte. I appreciate the style and technique na ginamit sa pelikulang ito in terms of cinematography and how the story was told. Nagustuhan ko din yung setting nila na hide out ng mga sindikato dahil parang napakalaki nung lugar at naipasok nila ako sa mundong ginagalawan ng mga tao doon. Well captured ang environment at gustong sabihin ng eksena sa lugar na iyon. I would also like to commend the script for its natural approach and realistic. The screenplay is also fast paced and smooth flowing. The artists also deliver a natural and subtle approach on their character. All of these were done for the good vision and direction of the filmmaker so I also commend the director for this good film. A well balanced suspense heartwarming drama film to watch to.

My Verdict:  3.5/5


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