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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Insiang

    Talk about throwing down the gauntlet—from its slaughterhouse opening, this promises to not flinch at grime. But if all you know is that it's a "rape-revenge story", you'll be surprised at how little it sensationalizes and how carefully it builds a network of characters and observes a world that tramps people down into believing happiness is impossible. Exploitation might grow up to be neo-realism, or vice-versa.

  2. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Insiang

    Blu-Ray. Restored by the World Cinema Foundation. City's corruption and precariousness will burn an angel's wings anywhere in the world, be it Manila, Rio de Janeiro or Johannesburg. But Lino Brocka feels empathy for all his characters and that's the sign of a great director. Strongly recommended.

  3. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Insiang

  4. Raquel's rating of the film Insiang

    Probably the wors first minute I've ever seen in a movie. The rest is pure beauty.

  5. Fabian's rating of the film Insiang

    Insiang > Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

  6. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film Insiang

    Insiang is undoubtedly an homage to classic American melodramas, but it also simultaneously feels like an incredibly unique piece of realism. This is special!

  7. Erik F.'s rating of the film Insiang

  8. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film Insiang

  9. novanindro's rating of the film Insiang

    didnt see it coming to be my top movie seen at saturday night, well spent

  10. pixienat's rating of the film Insiang

    As a rape survivor, this film made me feel that justice was served for my own experience... It's a shame this director's work is so hard to get a hold of.

  11. Jason's rating of the film Insiang

    Film opens w/ screeching pigs being slaughtered in a grimy abattoir. Has a film's opening ever so steadfastly set the tone for what is to come? A lot of Filipino cinema seems to involve sexual assault. A lot of it seems to involve histrionic dramatics. Oh, you will get that stuff in INSIANG. The ugliness here is not counterpoint to beauty. The ugliness is in fact also beauty. There is Opera in the slums, my friend.

  12. Ethan's rating of the film Insiang

    This is a very acidic melodrama with a lead character that is very destructive and alluring.

  13. FISCHER's rating of the film Insiang

    Une parfaite maîtrise des éléments dramatiques, qu'ils soient individuels ou collectifs, donne à cette étonnante œuvre souvent encensée du cinéma philippin, une dimension et une pertinence remarquables, portées par quelques solides acteurs plus vrais que nature et conduites, sans conteste par le plus grand réalisateur du pays...

  14. Royce Jr.'s rating of the film Insiang

  15. Stephane Tanaka's rating of the film Insiang

    3.5 nice photography of the 70s' Philippines

  16. francisca bacon's rating of the film Insiang

    Female Spartakiad å la Brocka. Girl is avenged for rape but oh! how tactically long it takes to reach there, how lustily confessor-director licks his plump lips while comforting dolorous gladiatrix. Ambrosial hypodermal thrills from seeing helplessness, humiliation and femme-to-femme abuse. You realize why revenge is slaves’ virtue: all one has to put up w/ and wait through is quasi-insurmountable. End is conversion-

  17. Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Insiang

    In a Filipino shantytown a young woman (Dostoevsky's "meek one") becomes a horror from her dire situation and the repeated abuse she takes from everyone around her. Maybe a bit rough round the edges - though what else should it be? - but it's true to its milieu. And packs a punch.

  18. Beatrice Lorenzini's rating of the film Insiang

  19. DaisyJ's rating of the film Insiang

    About a very, I mean very "complex" relationship between a young woman and her mother.

  20. jojodevera's rating of the film Insiang

    The first Filipino movie featured at the Director's Fortnight of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in 1978...

  21. Nadin's rating of the film Insiang

    Another strong Filipino film. Life in the slums is strongly portrayed, especially because of Brocka's use of sound and framing. A tense situation, not only for the characters. Read my review here:

  22. Evnad's rating of the film Insiang

    Hilda Koronel gives one of my favourite performances on-screen as the once charming but deceptively cunning daughter.

  23. homer harianja's rating of the film Insiang

  24. Yuki Aditya's rating of the film Insiang

    @homerian, men are not PIGS! Pigs are gentle and obedient LOL!