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03 August 2014

Cinemalaya 2014: "Ronda" (Film Review)

“Ronda” falls under the same narrative style of Joel Lamangan’s “Hubog” (2001) and Chito Roño’s “Curacha, ang Babaeng Walang Pahinga” (1998).  All films used current political events as background noise for the main narrative. Police corruption is a recurring subject matter in Filipino films, but “Ronda” focuses its lens on the “good” guys, to be more precise, the “good” police woman. Unfortunately, “Ronda” does not offer anything new that other films about police corruption have given us in the past.

Reason to watch: Ai Ai de las Alas delivers a subtle dramatic performance, and so proving that she is more than just a box office comedienne. 

RATING: 3/5
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