Saturday, 19 August 2017

Movie Review: Birdshot

Birdshot is a coming-of-age thriller that tells the story of a young farm girl who wanders off into a Philippine forest reserve. Deep within the reservation she mistakenly shoots and kills a critically endangered and protected Philippine Eagle. As the local authorities begin a manhunt to track down the poacher of a national bird, their investigation leads them to an even more horrific discovery.

Amazed by this polished and well executed suspense crime thriller Filipino flick. The film's strong visual and direction are truly cinematic. Beautifully shot, smooth screenplay & breathtaking mystery thriller anchored w/ its powerful story.  There are many layers in the film with strong message that are told unconventionally. The performances are mostly excellent, from John Arcilla, Arnold Reyes, Ku Aquino up to the new actress Mary Joy Apostol. Birdshot is the best Filipino film so far that I've seen this year. A must watch.

My Verdict: 5/5


The Main Cast of Birshot: Ku Aquino, Mary Joy Apostol, John Arcilla & Arnold Reyes

Director Mikhail Red with his father Director Raymond Red

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