Cavite

Cavite

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Cavite Reviews

Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Its herky-jerky camcorder style, jump-cut editing and sustained takes soon wear out their welcome.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 27, 2006
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Cavite will go down in history as a classic of no-budget filmmaking, making such ingenious use of bare resources that it's a wonder the movie is an effective, even thoughtful thriller.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

June 30, 2006
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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This is by no means a polished film. But it has an energy lacking in thrillers that cost hundreds times more to make.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 16, 2006
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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Though the film seldom deviates from its thriller format, Gamazon and Dela Llana astutely weave in matters of political, cultural and religious importance, elevating Cavite well above mere genre.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

June 3, 2006
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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One of those blistering no-budget thrillers, like Open Water or Detour, in which the film's economy of means is the trigger for its ingenuity.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

May 31, 2006
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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A microbudget exercise in sensory overload that leaves you sick on all sorts of levels.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

May 30, 2006
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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Enhanced by the you-are-there immediacy of a hand-held digital camera, Cavite works up a visceral potency that overleaps the credibility gaps in the omniscient-terrorist device.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

May 26, 2006
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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A last act full of reversals would have filled in the holes in Cavite.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 26, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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The hand-held camera work gives the film an effective documentary pulse, but it adds up to only half a movie.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

May 26, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Cavite was shot on a microbudget, and that turns out to be a plus. After so many overproduced blockbusters this season, it's nice to see a movie that's lean and mean.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B+

May 25, 2006
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Terrorism and cultural identity are only two of the themes wound into a tight knot of fear and bewilderment in Cavite, a gripping no-budget political thriller.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

May 25, 2006
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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It might have worked if co-director/star Gamazon had taken an acting class, or if the kidnapper didn't sound like a villainous GPS navigating device.

Full Review Source: AV Club

May 25, 2006
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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A paragon of guerrilla resourcefulness and a model citizen of the global village, Cavite is a more anxious and vivid experience than most movies with budgets literally a thousand times bigger.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 24, 2006
Robert Koehler
Variety
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For a guerrilla-style, no-budget Yank indie to even tackle issues of jihad terror and naive Western thinking is noteworthy in itself, but Gamazon and Dela Llana inflame the issues with a gutsy, athletic filmmaking package.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 10, 2006
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Guerilla filmmaking at its finest.

July 7, 2005
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