Manila (1987) is a low budget thriller shot in the Philippines.
There are a lot of bad guys, and they
have something to do with drugs, and also seem to have other crime
interests. Then there is our hero, who flies back from the states to
find and rescue his brother who is in deep with the bad guys.
|He meets his brother's
fiancee on the plane, although neither realize it at the time. His
brother's wife, Maria, is at the airport to meet him. He shoots,
knifes, and otherwise maims a lot of people, the fiancee is shot in
the head while under his protection, and other things go on that were
far too muddled to follow.
|see the main
||Isabel Lopez, as a bar girl, shows her
nipple in a flashback, and wears some sexy outfits.
The DVD case says that our hero is ex
CIA, and that he is fighting corrupt CIA agents. Might be true, but
you couldn't prove it by anything that happens in the film. Nobody has
seen or reviewed it, proving again that the public sometimes has more
sense than I do.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: not enough votes for a score
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a D-.
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