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On The Job Reviews

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
September 27, 2013
"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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
September 27, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 26, 2013
Even at its most incomprehensible, the propulsive thriller "On the Job" is never less than arresting.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Toronto Star
September 26, 2013
Makes up in character development and action shots what it lacks in narrative innovation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times
September 26, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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September 26, 2013
The film manages to create some moments of genuine nervous tension, but is undercut by its split storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Pete Vonder Haar
Village Voice
September 24, 2013
Combining street-level crime with political corruption, On the Job owes as much to Scorsese as it does to Philippine current events.