The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros Reviews

November 16, 2011
June 1, 2007
September 28, 2006
One of the finest Filipino films, shimmering with folkloric charm without softening its view of the harshness and injustice of a life of poverty.
September 22, 2006
Preteen sexuality is a sensitive subject, but director Auraeus Solito handles it with dignity, never becoming exploitative.
September 21, 2006
The newcomer Nathan Lopez delights as the flamboyantly gay Maxi, the youngest son in a family of thieves who falls in love with handsome police officer.
September 21, 2006
A unusual and potent portrait of the Filipino undersoul.
September 19, 2006
The film is alarming, endearing, and utterly unflappable.
April 19, 2006
This debut feature by Filipino director Auraeus Solito is a neatly observed take on Manila street life.
March 29, 2006
A neorealist coming-of-age story infused with the pulse-pounding anxieties and excitement of first love.
March 8, 2006
The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros is a lo-fi Technicolor ode to this memorable protagonist, a neorealist homo noir.
January 27, 2006
An unusually low-key Filipino drama whose neo-realist air generally triumphs over the script's violent, tearful contrivances.