So he goes on the long hard journey of fighting from town to town, then leaving home to battle it out in Manila. To forget the beautiful and crisp cinematography, and the effective musical scoring doesn’t sound forgivable, too. Theo Robertson 28 April You can tell Manny is a genuinely decent man and his fight with Timothy Bradley where he lost a split decision in the worst points decision in the history of the sport was met by him by almost saintly polite disbelief which says so much about him as a person. Update 3rd May Coming into the film, we already knew that this film was going to be about the “National Fist” Manny Pacquiao and his rise from abject poverty in a war-torn Mindanao to a world-renowned multi-billionaire champion boxer. His athletic ability was also evident in those shadow boxing scenes, hauntingly executed so that it looked as if we were watching Pacquiao himself. When they use our Cebuano accent, they got it like they live in General Santos.
Out of 10 Direction: As a teenage boxer, he must endure all the hunger, the bruises and the heartaches. However, this film should not be judged by its title alone. Working against this scarcely-written material, are brilliant actors who are left with nothing but to do their job. The grittiness and realism of this film is rooted in the casting of an relatively unknown young actor Buboy Villar, who actually looks like one of those lean sinewy amateur pugilists we see in undercard fights. Conclusion, way more better, more mature and more believable than Pacquiao: Well the difference in weight between a flyweight and a light middleweight is just over forty pounds. You can tell Manny is a genuinely decent man and his fight with Timothy Bradley where he lost a split decision in the worst points decision in the history of the sport was met by him by almost saintly polite disbelief which says so much about him as a person.
Teen star Khalil Ramos plays Eugene, another promising boxer and Pacquiao’s friend. Maybe This Time English Subtitles. In fact it’s also rare for a boxer to have a professional career lasting this long so twenty years after an unknown flyweight makes his professional debut he’s involved in one of the most eagerly anticipated fights in sporting history gives you a small hint of the superhuman achievement of Manny.
A lot of things are shockingly executed, amazing cinematography just a lot of confusing shaky cam in fight scenesfresh score since most of Filipino movies score are recycled especially Romance Movies the acting especially well portrayed by Robert Villar, Alessandra De Rossi and Cesar Montano.
If you’ve got the slightest interest in boxing you’ll know there’s a highly anticipated match coming up featuring Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jnr and this is a throwback to the good old days of boxing when we had boxing Gods such as HearnsHaglerLeonard and Duran all fighting one another to be crowned undisputed greatest pound for pound champion on the planet. He was also excellent in those recreations of Pacquiao’s early fights — very excitingly choreographed and edited.
For a maindie production, the visual drama is quite superb, and together with a timely inserted score, somehow and often not sustained, the movie is able to tug at the fnglish. Update 3rd May He must risk everything, even his own life, to become a champion — for himself, his family, and his country. Was this review helpful? Audible Download Audio Books. The name comes from his uncle’s favorite drink Vino Kulafu, which was a very popular Chinese wine in Mindanao, a contemporary of Sioktong.
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Conclusion, way more better, more mature and more believable than Pacquiao: Villar’s acting skills were impressive as they have a raw unforced quality. This type of real life feel good story keeps many Hollywood workers in a job but screenwriter Medina and director Paul Soriano do make a film that does have does have sad bits and englksh bits but never over does the manipulation of emotion. This is actually a very well-made, first-rate inspirational sports movie that is well-worth the price of its admission.
I love Bisaya; I had friends who talked the film’s language so I get some of the words, jid I miss some details because it miss some hard coded subs.
It’s virtually unknown for a boxer to start off in one division and be fighting 20 years later with kulaafu duration of eight weight classes. It is possible to put this type of weight on but not if you’re a supreme athlete with very little fat on your body.
April Running Time: At the end of the film; you’ll realize a lot of smart depictions and allegories of the execution. These actors make the most of their screen time in effective and nuanced performances.
Fresh from her award-winning performance in “Bambanti”, de Rossi takes on the character of Pacquiao’s equally iconic mother, Dionisia. Coming into the film, we already knew that this film was going to be about the “National Fist” Manny Pacquiao and his rise from abject poverty in a war-torn Mindanao to a world-renowned multi-billionaire champion boxer.
His athletic ability was also evident in those shadow boxing scenes, hauntingly executed so that it looked as if we were watching Pacquiao himself. To forget the beautiful and crisp cinematography, and the effective musical scoring doesn’t sound forgivable, too. This is only my opinion The texture and cinematography of this film; to simply explain how amazing it is; its somehow close to slum-dog millionaire.
Such lack of congruence takes away the heat and ceases the momentum, and leaves the critical audience wondering if the rest of the movie has still something left that could be of any sense. But one day, he discovers the one thing he can own, his one true talent, and his family’s way out of poverty — boxing.
The film is amazing.
The film begins with a shot of feet walking barefoot in the mud and rain while men are watching a bloody brawl as nightly entertainment. Out of 10 Direction: The corny-sounding title may be a little off-putting for those who do not know that this was actually Pacquiao’s first fighting alias.
Yet again, on those few moments where it does, the movie delivers exactly what it is supposed to offer: This is the real story of a boy named Emmanuel, who has risen as one of the world’s greatest boxers — Manny Pacquiao. It can be the first dark sports film of FIlipinos and this is an example of the untold story.
Alex Medina plays Pacquiao’s negligent father Rosalio. But most strikingly, is Buboy Villar, who for most part, effectively portrayed Manny. Shooting the film in the Filipino language does help a lot as does using a native cast who will be absolutely unknown to an English speaking audience and it was good to see a film that states no matter how hard life punches you in the mouth you can succeed if you’ve got it in you As for the fight coming up at the weekend the head says Mayweather and the heart says Manny.
Maria Leonora Teresa English Subtitles. If you’re not a boxing fan – and why would you visit this page if you’re not? Over the next 17 years he won several more world titles in different weights including light middleweight.
The story-lines of this film is exactly as how it should be; it didn’t dwell long on other supporting characters, but other characters’ lid where all clearly developed.
As a teenage boxer, he must endure all the hunger, the bruises and the heartaches. Filipino with English Subtitles. The opening sequence alone already portends that this is not going to be an ordinary biopic. And you know how de Rossi can really kill those dramatic scenes. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies subtitkes TV shows on your phone or tablet!