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John Lloyd’s ‘Honor Thy Father’ receives positive reviews from critics at the Toronto International

‘Honor Thy Father’ receives good reviews in the TIFF; John Lloyd Cruz’s acting also commended.

BY
Joan Leary

FRESH SCOOPS

09/17/2015 05:04 AM
John Lloyd’s ‘Honor Thy Father’ receives positive reviews from critics at the Toronto International
091615-johnlloyd_main.jpgThe suspense thriller film Honor Thy Father which stars actor John Lloyd Cruz and is directed by Erik Matti has earned positive comments from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It was recently announced that this movie would go international after having failed to enter in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).


"Honor Thy Father is many things: a suspenseful story of betrayal and retribution, a drama about familial reconciliation, and a commentary on the tenuous nature of newfound wealth," says Steve Gravestock of TIFF.

He also commended Erik Matti’s craft and John Lloyd’s acting skills.

"Holding everything together are Matti's fluid, skilled direction and the tightly wound performance by Cruz, whose Edgar — disgusted by the greed and hypocrisy he encounters — seems always on the verge of exploding.

"...Honor Thy Father seems more mordantly sarcastic with every passing minute in Filipino director Erik Matti's portrait of a man beset by his devout wife's Daddy issues..." he added.

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