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On The Job (2013)



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Two prisoners, pulled from the population to carry out high-profile assassinations in exchange for reduced sentences. Two cops, baffled by the rising body count but hot on their trail. Four men, caught in a web of deceit and corruption, on a collision course with the government officials who will do anything to silence them - and no one is safe. (c) Well Go USAmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Erik Matti, Michiko Yamamoto
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 18, 2014
Well Go US - Official Site


Piolo Pascual
as Francis Coronel, Jr.
Gerald Anderson
as Daniel Benitez
Joel Torre
as Mario 'Tatang' Magha...
Joey Marquez
as Sergeant Joaquin Aco...
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Critic Reviews for On The Job

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

"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.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

Even at its most incomprehensible, the propulsive thriller "On the Job" is never less than arresting.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Makes up in character development and action shots what it lacks in narrative innovation.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
Toronto Star
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The film manages to create some moments of genuine nervous tension, but is undercut by its split storytelling.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
AV Club
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for On The Job

three stars

MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

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?"

Grade: C+

Kevin Robbins

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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