On The Job (2013)
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as Francis Coronel, Jr.
as Daniel Benitez
as Mario 'Tatang' Magha...
as Sergeant Joaquin Aco...
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"On the Job" is a sturdy and sophisticated crime drama from the Philippines that takes a pretty gruesome situation and enriches its presentation with lots of human detail.
Matti uses this setup to show the rot in Philippine society, and it's often compelling stuff - filmed mostly on dirty streets and in moldy, ramshackle buildings.
Even at its most incomprehensible, the propulsive thriller "On the Job" is never less than arresting.
Makes up in character development and action shots what it lacks in narrative innovation.
Despite the relative flatness of [the] characters - their relationships to one another are more archetypal than particular - the film is as heartbreaking as it is heart-stopping.
Audience Reviews for On The Job
Let's get back together.
In this loosely based true story, Filipino political officials work with the prison system to have certain prisoners released from jail if they will execute political favors as assassins for the political figures. One man is hesitant and does not enjoy killing, but knows if he doesn't execute his mission, he could be the next victim of a fellow inmate. He will try to bring down the system while making it look like he is executing his assignment.
"He was hit with an assault rifle in the leg...and other parts of the body."
Erik Matti, director of Exodus: Tales of the Enchanted Kingdom, The Arrival, Rigodon, and the upcoming On the Job 2, delivers On the Job. The storyline for this picture is interesting and there are some great shootouts. The acting is okay and the cast includes Joel Torre, Gerald Anderson, Piolo Pascual, and Joey Marquez.
"When you are at the top, you can be stiff and rigid like a flag pole."
I came across this on Netflix and it seemed like a unique foreign action flick and worth a viewing. Overall, this is fun and has some great action, but isn't as good as similar films in the genre (Andy Lau has a nice run of pictures in this genre). Overall, this is worth a viewing but far from a classic.
"Did you count your change?"
Kinda confusing storyline with abit too many characters piled onto of each other. You ended up figuring things out just to justify what you were watching to make sense of each scene, though not being sure.
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