Ma' Rosa (2016)



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Ma'Rosa has four children. She runs a small grocery store in a poor district of Manila where everyone knows and appreciates . To make ends meet , she and her husband Nestor illegally sell narcotics. One day they were arrested. Facing corrupt police , Rosa's children will do anything to redeem the freedom of their parents.

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Critic Reviews for Ma' Rosa

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

There's nothing profoundly original here, but there's no denying the atmosphere of squalid authenticity.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Even Tangerine, the movie famously shot on an iPhone 5s, looks better. Not that a sharper image would much improve this chaotic portrait of police corruption.

May 19, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
AV Club
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Boasting a simple, coherent plot shot with real-time, handheld verismo, it's a work of understated confidence ...

May 18, 2016 | Full Review…
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Brillante Mendoza-always less than brilliant-has clearly made it his mandate to project the ugliness of modern Manileño life by making films that embody said ugliness...

Nov 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Understated, Ma' Rosa comes deprived of traumatic agony, but still bestows this in-your-face authenticity that keeps us interested.

Aug 2, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

We'll find a way

Feb 13, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ma' Rosa

It looks poorly made and amateurish, unable to offer any actual insight into its protagonist and dragging with many long takes of people walking from one place to another instead of cutting straight to what matters, and it is more obvious and predictable than it thinks it is.

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