For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Ratings & Reviews

  1. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Manila in the Claws of Light

    7.8/10, my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-2V6

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Manila in the Claws of Light

    Une des œuvres maîtresses du prolifique metteur en scène philippin, d'une rigueur tranchante et limpide, sans aucun apitoiement ni complaisance pour ce navrant lumpenprolétariat quotidiennement exploité, sans qu'une échappatoire ou qu'une issue vivable ne se dessine dans cet océan de perdition, de turpitudes et de déliquescence... www.cinefiches.com

  3. Nadin's rating of the film Manila in the Claws of Light

    Powerful film from 1970s Philippines. Manila is a multilayered story of pain, poverty, exploitation, and more, which stays with you for a long time. More on my website: http://is.gd/yKFQ5h

  4. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Manila in the Claws of Light

    Un drama social que apunta al pesimismo. Es posible que este director sea influencia de Raya Martin o Lav Díaz. Lino Brocka reflexiona sobre las realidades de ciudad campo, la miseria no solo económica, sino también educativa, el amor como medio de escape o esperanza. Está también ese discurso sobre la frustración, sobre como un solo hombre no cambia lo que es cotidiano. ¿Una salida? Pueda que la revolución; se dice

  5. Eugene Kotlyarenko's rating of the film Manila in the Claws of Light

    so emotional nice and raw genre + diaristic insight

  6. José Neves's rating of the film Manila in the Claws of Light

    A film reviewed recently: the ability to observe the world with(in) cinema capabilities; the ability to interfere with an exemplary story of survival, with the plasticity of an open and close view; the structure in one frame, each frame, multiple layers of observation without decreasing the realist register; the introduction of a personal look (zooming) in world's History with his own language. Remarkable.

  7. Jeff Mendoza's rating of the film Manila in the Claws of Light

    It should read: Manila in The Claws of Light

  8. chrisperez's rating of the film Manila in the Claws of Light

    would be great in HD. one can dream....

  9. Spiritchaser's rating of the film Manila in the Claws of Light

    The promises of the city, the dreams of the people who move into it....

  10. Fritz's rating of the film Manila in the Claws of Light

    Manila: In the Claws of Brightness ...the international name

  11. Evnad's rating of the film Manila in the Claws of Light

    A country boy in search of his provincial love in the sprawling metropolis. Romantic but not naive, this is probably one of my sentimental favourites!

  12. Jon K's rating of the film Manila in the Claws of Light

    The film does a good job at bringing social issues in The Philippines to our attention but in successfully doing so, it harms the film as a piece of art. Plots are contrived to bring up different issues or to provoke an emotional response. Characters are introduced simply for them to be killed off and serve no other purpose but the tragedy of their death. etc. Even so, it was powerful and engaging at times. 3*

  13. Sebastian Reid's rating of the film Manila in the Claws of Light

    It's best translation will always be, "Manila In The Claws of Neon"

  14. HobartLazaro's rating of the film Manila in the Claws of Light

    will visit that corner at ongpin and have my picture taken

  15. Josel Garlitos's rating of the film Manila in the Claws of Light

    seen this 2 weeks ago with zanjoe marudo and john prats on prats' laptop. still, what an astonishing film! the best filipino film of all time. and the serendipitous moment, on that day, after we've seen this, i met bembol roco at megamall at a premiere night. what a happy coincidence