Slingshot (Tirador) (2010)
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Critic Reviews for Slingshot (Tirador)
The mood of scrambling desperation can be exhausting, but the filmmaking is never less than exhilarating.
It's all in good voyeuristic fun, even if Tirador's economic (and political/religious) critique plays a tad crudely.
One can maintain the energy and patience for donnybrooks and general insanity only so long before craving a grounding through line.
With Mendoza averaging two features a year, if you don't like what you see now, just wait a few months.
If you'd like to get a load of what life is like in the slums of the Philippines, then you ought to check out this intimate peek at the intractable state of Third World poverty.
Audience Reviews for Slingshot (Tirador)
A visceral portrait of the urban poor and the political hypocrisy in the Philippines, told through a series of vignettes masterfully shot by Brillante Mendoza. The second half is very slow compared to the fast-paced, and comic-natured first. Brocka inspirations scattered throughout, including the musical score.
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