On the President's Orders (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

On the President's Orders (2019)




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The searing story of President Duterte's bloody campaign against drug dealers and addicts in the Philippines, told with unprecedented and intimate access to both sides of the war - the Manila police, and an ordinary family from the slum.


Critic Reviews for On the President's Orders

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

A shockingly alarming investigation produced with the sensibilities of a social realist drama, Sarbil and Jones' nonfiction warning should petrify U.S. viewers immeasurably.

October 17, 2019 | Full Review…

A riveting account of the consequences of unfettered demagoguery.

October 12, 2019 | Full Review…

The thesis of "On the President's Orders" isn't terribly original, but in a needlessly roundabout way, it makes its case...

October 3, 2019 | Full Review…

A wholly cinematic, sensory experience, with straight-ahead reportage electrified by glaring streetlights and a panicked urban wall of sound...

May 2, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Not much more to say, if you want to learn about the actual circumstances of the War on Drugs, look no further, "On the President's Orders" provides the perfect opportunity.

December 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Told in frightening close-up, this is an uncompromising film that will make any audience member sit up.

November 21, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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