Since the film opened last June 28, Ang Pagsanib kay Leah dela Cruz has been getting good reactions both from critics and the audience but what are they really saying about the movie?
Here are some of the reviews from known critics in the Philippines:
Philbert Dy of theneighborhood.ph
“Ang Pagsanib Kay Leah dela Cruz is still pretty clever when all is said and done, even though it isn’t quite able to maintain its momentum all the way through to the end.”
Louie Baharom of CinephiliaPH
“..appealing cinematography and a chilling musical score. Shy Carlos oftentimes, will creep you out with the small terrors that she embeds in her character’s look, but it’s the malicious entity that makes the show half a success in what it wants to leave us with, knowing and seeing that evil lurks everywhere in everyone.”
” the film’s subdued editing and dark-toned cinematography amplify the film’s sense of suspense and mystery. The sound editing and score are superb.”
Stephanie Mayo of ConceptNewsCentral
“It is Shy Carlos that shines in this movie—her acting prowess is impressive. The transformation in her possessed eyes, the multitude of emotions and expressions running through her face, is one of the most outstanding performances in local cinema.”
Fred Hawson of ABSCBNNews.com
“With a heart-pounding musical score and suspenseful editing decisions, the story by Erik Matti was told by director Katski Flores in a style so engaging in its relentless tension. The sound design immersed you in the whispering voices the characters were hearing in their heads. That cult footage and backstory was eerie and sickening. Unlike most Filipino horror films, this one is dead serious from beginning to end…”
Arnel Ramos of interaksyon.com
““Ang Pagsanib kay Leah dela Cruz” deserves attention and support because it can only rely on its merits. The film doesn’t have the advantage of the big publicity machinery of a major network.”
Jirah Manaol commented on clickthecity’s page about Ang Pagsanib kay Leah dela Cruz, saying:
“Saw its special screening! This is a great movie! Thrilling and really thought-provoking. Not your ordinary filipino horror film! Kudos to the casts, especially to the surprisingly superb performance of Julian Trono in the film!”
So there, the audience and the critics laud the film and the performances of the cast. Making it one of the must-see movies this year.
“Ang Pagsanib kay Leah dela Cruz” is now showing from Kamikaze Pictures, VIVA Films and Reality Entertainment. Rated R-13 without cuts by the MTRCB.