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      BuyBust

      Released Aug 10, 2018 2 hr. 6 min. Action Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for BuyBust: Trailer 1 List
      83% 18 Reviews Tomatometer 66% 250+ Ratings Audience Score After surviving the slaughter of her entire squad in a drug raid compromised by dirty cops, anti-narcotics special operative Nina Manigan is eager to go head-to-head with the drug cartels that hold a bloody grip on Manila. But when her new mission in the city's most dangerous slum goes south, the angry civilians turn on her squad. Trapped between a brutal drug gang and hordes of bloodthirsty citizens, their only option is to fight their way out. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Sep 18 Buy Now

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      Emilliano Jr S Hollywood feels for a local Filipino action film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Meh...it passed the time. It's basically a remake of the superior Indonesian film The Raid. The acting is passable, but the action didn't convince me. The action didn't look visceral or hard-hitting; especially from the main actress who's fight scenes were pretty terrible. I don't know what was going on with the musical score as well, it was all over the place, inconsistent and didn't gel with what was happening on screen. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Obviously POLITICALY MOTIVATED MOVIE.. Its the most discustingly ignoramus film i have ever seen. It branded our country to whoch our first conqueror the RCC wanted to keep this country look like. This movie made me really sad. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Surprising good and action packed Filipino film about betrayal, corruption, and the drug underworld. This film is violent and frenetic but that gives you a cinematic sense of the drug underworld in South East Asia. Anne Curtis leads an ensemble cast of unknowns to me, who are really good in this film about a drug raid gone bad in an attempt to catch a high level cartel under lord. Curtis' brings gravitas to her performance as a suspicious soldier whose prior unit was ambushed due to a double cross. This film is chaotic but not by accident, or by poor cinematography- the opposite. It is well filmed and well directed. The pacing is engaging. If you like the feel of Gareth Evans, The Raid, then you will enjoy this one. There is a lot of gunplay and fighting, but not martial arts. Unlike Maria, another Filipino action film I liked very much, this one has very goof fight choreography and fight cinematography and it makes a big difference. It is violent. It is subtitled. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Late R The cinematography is pretty nice in places and the cast is solid, but jeez-louise, it doesn't get a lot else right. The general setup meant it could have been a Filipino โ€˜The Raid' style film which might have been fun, but unfortunately, there's just too much that goes awry: the characters are extremely thinly written so that you don't actually care for any of them; the fight choreography is atrocious, silly and lacks any realism where most of the performers look like they have no idea what they're doing; and just as badly, even if they did know, you wouldn't have been able to see much of it because the camerawork is all over the place. Those last two are a real problem considering how much of the film consists of just that. To top it all off, it's too long and feels longer because you have to suffer through all of the aforementioned. Ultimately, it's just a badly filmed massacre that is difficult to enjoy which means that โ€˜Buy Bust' is a bit of a bust. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 08/17/20 Full Review Audience Member The action was ok, but Manigan was a terrible fighter yet she kicked all that ass, by herself and survives and the truly skilled fighter died, HOOEY!!!!๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Cary Darling Houston Chronicle When "BuyBust" finally combusts, it's often simultaneously spectacular and disturbing. Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 10, 2018 Full Review Simon Abrams RogerEbert.com So often bogged down by pseudo-naturalistic long takes and generic cop/robber power dynamics that it makes one wonder what the point of watching such a film is. Rated: 1.5/4 Aug 10, 2018 Full Review Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times Featuring one villain in leopard pants and another in a bathrobe, "BuyBust" is surprisingly funny for a movie that's basically a massacre in progress. Aug 9, 2018 Full Review Brent McKnight The Last Thing I See Rough around the edges and chaotic, and full of weird-as-hell flourishes, it's mean and violent and bleak as hell-be prepared for beheadings and morally questionable dirty deeds American movies shy away from. Rated: B Jul 1, 2020 Full Review Panos Kotzathanasis Asian Movie Pulse The film starts a bit slowly, building the tension and introducing the characters, but as soon as the story moves to the slums, the action picks up and never actually stops, taking over the whole narrative. Nov 30, 2019 Full Review Richard Yu Cinema Escapist Beyond its realistic portrayal of gunfights, BuyBust does not shy away from the brutal realities of a drug war. Civilians living in the slum are caught in the crossfire, and ultimately rise up to attack both the drug cartel and the PDEA agents. May 31, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis After surviving the slaughter of her entire squad in a drug raid compromised by dirty cops, anti-narcotics special operative Nina Manigan is eager to go head-to-head with the drug cartels that hold a bloody grip on Manila. But when her new mission in the city's most dangerous slum goes south, the angry civilians turn on her squad. Trapped between a brutal drug gang and hordes of bloodthirsty citizens, their only option is to fight their way out.
      Director
      Erik Matti
      Screenwriter
      Anton C. Santamaria, Erik Matti
      Distributor
      Well Go USA
      Production Co
      Reality Entertainment
      Genre
      Action, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Filipino
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 10, 2018, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 16, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $175.9K
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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