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      On the Job

      Released Sep 27, 2013 2h 1m Action Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      94% Tomatometer 18 Reviews 89% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Politicians secretly hire convicts to conduct hits, then quickly return to prison. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Anton Bitel Sight & Sound an audacious trawl through the gutter of Manila's political structures, evoking the very best conspiracy thrillers of the 70s while remaining utterly contemporary and local. May 26, 2014 Full Review Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle "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. Rated: 3/4 Sep 27, 2013 Full Review Farran Smith Nehme New York Post 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. Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 27, 2013 Full Review Q.V. Hough Vague Visages "Matti shows no fear by destroying genre cliches in 'On the Job,' and his wandering camera opens up the world of Metro Manila while expressing how utterly disposable humans can be under corrupt leadership." Jun 30, 2022 Full Review Andrew Heskins Eric Matti directs an inventive and steadily engaging thriller, with a US remake already on the cards... Rated: 4/5 Sep 24, 2020 Full Review Panos Kotzathanasis Asian Movie Pulse "On the Job" is an impressive film, as it combines artistry, entertainment, and meaningfulness in an outstanding package. Nov 30, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Gloryrose D The first two episodes which came from the film was amazingly done. But the episodes after it was dragging and made me very disappointed because I really loved the film version of this. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 11/01/22 Full Review Audience Member Being a fan of both "The Departed" and "Infernal Affairs", this one really tried to follow the footsteps of the mentioned films. Actually it's hovering about an inch above "copycat" teritory. The story could've done better knowing the director, Matti and I know he's very crafty with his movies, but not this one. It may not exactly copied Scorsese's masterpiece but the skeletal framework of the characters is obviously there. Not meant to be a spoiler but, You know what I mean. It is more like - How to make a "The Departed" clone without telling the audience that this is a "The Departed" clone. Disappointed. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Realistic. Most of the selected actors selected in this film did good enough in portraying their respective role. Philippine movie industry need more movie like On The Job. Invest for the cast instead of spending for other movie materials. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member What a great movie especially because of the ending, which I hated, but have to respect because it was the proper way to end the movie vs selling out just to get a happy ending. The plot is a new twist on an established blueprint (there's a far reaching syndicate involving police chiefs, senators, prison guards, etc and there are 2 loyal cops trying to crack the case open. Of the 2 hitmen working for the syndicate, 1 you root for and 1 you hope gets caught. So theres a few characters that you're absolutely rooting for and more than a few that you hate. Whenever a film can evoke emotions like that, they've done an outstanding job imo. The acting is very very good and believable. The locations and settings definitely feel like a foreign country. And the direction was great too as the movie really flowed (even with its 2hr 18min run-time). Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the best films in I have ever seen and that includes Hollywood films. This only goes to show the potential of the Philippine Cinema. A gritty tale of the human struggle accompanied by a well written script, an accurate portrayal of the underworld and a woven together by an amazing story telling. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This is what Filipino movies should be. It's worth the money, unlike those rubbish low-quality movies that only aim is to make a profit. This is a well made film, this is a classic. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Politicians secretly hire convicts to conduct hits, then quickly return to prison.
      Erik Matti
      Erik Matti, Michiko Yamamoto
      Well Go USA
      Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 27, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 17, 2014
      2h 1m
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