After surviving the slaughter of her entire squad in a drug raid compromised by dirty cops, anti-narcotics special operative Nina Manigan (Anne Curtis), is eager to go head-to-head with the drug cartels that hold a bloody grip on Manila. But when her new mission in the city's most dangerous slum goes south, the angry civilians turn on her squad. Trapped between a brutal drug gang and hordes of bloodthirsty citizens, their only option is to fight their way out, turning one claustrophobic street at a time into a symphony of apocalyptic violence.
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Good one that could have been better
I'll start with something I noticed as a complaint in other reviews: the camera. And yes, mainly in the first half, where all the action is so to say starting, it is a bit crappy, but still not that bad as you can see it in some Hollywood blockbusters. For me, the sound is a bigger problem, especially when it comes to the speech - too low. Anyway, the actors are fine, it isn't something that requires a master acting skills, but anyway, a crappy actor can turn a good movie into a bad one. As far as it goes for the fighting scenes - average, don't expect something like Iko Uwais, Tony Jaa or Scott Adkins.
The idea for the movie is fine, it's just the overall release could have been better done, just a bit more. But for the type of movies that this one is, I still find it good enough, yet not among the best ones as it is similar to The Raid: Redemption, but not at its level.
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