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By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Graphic violence, profanity in Filipino action movie.

Movie NR 2019 89 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

The best

I like the whole plot and the storyline. There is so much tension.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 18+

Filipino John wick knockoff

Lots of blood and torture for no purpose. JW came out of retirement because people went looking for him. This movie they make like she’s all badass but unable to save the one most important to her. It could’ve been a better storyline. I definitely say if you are coming here to see if you can watch this with your kid in the vicinity...the answer is no.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This is yet another stylized ultraviolent revenge fantasy. There are so many moments of gratuitous violence: violence that doesn't advance the story or develop the characters but simply exists for cheap shock value and to fill the holes left in an uneven storyline. Maria is the kind of movie that really, really, really wants you to understand who the bad guys are, and if they don't seem bad to you at first, or you weren't convinced in their introductory instance of bad behavior, here are two or three more instances of bad guys doing bad things.

As the lead character, Cristine Reyes shows that her acting chops are nearly as good as the many scenes in which she stabs, shoots, kicks, and punches her way through shipyards, bazaars, and rec rooms. That said, it doesn't change the fact that the overall story feels like a rejected screenplay for a Chuck Norris movie that had been languishing in an old Cannon Films file cabinet.

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