On The Job
On The Job (2013)

Two prisoners, pulled from the population to carry out high-profile assassinations in exchange for reduced sentences. Two cops, baffled by the rising body count but hot on their trail. Four men, caught in a web of deceit and corruption, on… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 27, 2013
DVD Release Date: February 18, 2014
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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.

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Toronto Star

Makes up in character development and action shots what it lacks in narrative innovation.

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Anton Bitel
Sight and 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.

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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.

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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times

Despite the relative flatness of [the] characters - their relationships to one another are more archetypal than particular - the film is as heartbreaking as it is heart-stopping.

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Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly

This is a film whose signature image might be a bloody middle finger in the midst of a very lethal intersection shootout.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Even at its most incomprehensible, the propulsive thriller "On the Job" is never less than arresting.

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

The film manages to create some moments of genuine nervous tension, but is undercut by its split storytelling.

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Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

A great premise, solid acting, and some really interesting shots from director Matti make this well worth watching.

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Jesse Ortega
This might be the Filipino equivalent of The Departed, even with that shocking moment at the end of the film that you weren't expecting. If you watched… More