Ma' Rosa (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ma' Rosa (2016)




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Movie Info

Ma'Rosa has four children. She runs a small grocery store in a poor district of Manila where everyone knows and appreciates . To make ends meet , she and her husband Nestor illegally sell narcotics. One day they were arrested. Facing corrupt police , Rosa's children will do anything to redeem the freedom of their parents.

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Critic Reviews for Ma' Rosa

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

There's nothing profoundly original here, but there's no denying the atmosphere of squalid authenticity.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Even Tangerine, the movie famously shot on an iPhone 5s, looks better. Not that a sharper image would much improve this chaotic portrait of police corruption.

May 19, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Ma'Rosa is made with control and clarity, a narrative purpose which is held on to despite an apparently aimless docu-style, and a clear sense of jeopardy.

May 18, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Boasting a simple, coherent plot shot with real-time, handheld verismo, it's a work of understated confidence ...

May 18, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Ma' Rosa just looks chaotic, but has structural clarity and purpose.

January 28, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The horror of Ma' Rosa lies in its ability to unflinchingly portray a shocking universe. It tops the cruelties already dealt with by a society forced to accept economic inequity.

July 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ma' Rosa

It looks poorly made and amateurish, unable to offer any actual insight into its protagonist and dragging with many long takes of people walking from one place to another instead of cutting straight to what matters, and it is more obvious and predictable than it thinks it is.

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