Heneral Luna

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Set during the Philippine-American war, Heneral Luna follows the life of one of Philippine history's most brilliant military men, General Antonio Luna, as he tries to lead his countrymen against colonial masters new and old, and to rise above their own raging disputes to fulfill the promise of the Philippine Revolution.

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John Arcilla
as Antonio Luna
Mon Confiado
as President Emilio Aguinaldo
Epy Quizon
as Apolinario Mabini
Arron Villaflor
as Joven Hernando
Archie Alemania
as Capt. Eduardo Rusca
Joem Bascon
as Col. Paco Roman
Alvin Anson
as Gen. Jose Alejandrino
Nonie Buencamino
as Felipe Buencamino
Paulo Avelino
as Gen. Gregorio "Goyong" Del Pilar
Alex Medina
as Capt. Jose Bernal
Ketchup Eusebio
as Capt. Janolino
Ronnie Lazaro
as Lt. Garcia
Bing Pimentel
as Dona Aureana Luna
Art Acuña
as Col. Manuel Bernal
Leo Martinez
as Pedro Paterno
Arthur Acuna
as Col. Manuel Bernal
Lorenzo Martinez
as Gen. Tomas Mascardo
Ben Alves
as Lt. Quezon
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Critic Reviews for Heneral Luna

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (7)

  • Anchored by a charismatic central performance by John Arcilla ("Metro Manila") and peppered with exciting action sequences, the pic has the all-around energy to overcome the odd moment of bumpy storytelling and prosaic dialogue.

    Nov 30, 2015 | Full Review…
  • From an American perspective, "Heneral Luna" may not be much of a film, but it's a fascinating artifact.

    Nov 6, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
    Top Critic
  • "Heneral Luna" would never be mistaken for more serious-minded art-house material, but there are certainly less lively ways to be taught a history lesson.

    Nov 6, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Tarog works around modest resources to create a sense of sweep and dimension. As with Luna himself, the film might go too far at times, but there's much to admire.

    Nov 5, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Really, when a film works this hard to rouse you, there's no shame in just giving in.

    Oct 29, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Heneral Luna is a sturdy, stirring if perhaps sometimes simplistic historical epic about bravery and treachery in a country at war.

    Oct 27, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Heneral Luna

  • Oct 12, 2015
    A no-holds-barred tour de force from one of the best Filipino filmmakers in the preset day, Jerrold Tarog. I better see this at the Oscars, and if ever chosen as among the top five nominees for Best Foreign Language film, it's going to be Philippines' first.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer

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