If You Haven't Seen "Buy Bust" Yet, All These Reactions About This Anne Curtis Action Flick Will Make You Want To Watch It!
Hello August. After 2 years. The day has come. Buybust is NOW SHOWING in Philippine cinemas ?? I poured my heart, body and soul into this film! Hope you can find time to watch it! Take a break. Find your way into the cinemas. Enter the world of Gracia ni Maria. When was the last time your heart beat so fast leaving you almost breathless but you’re still enjoying every second of it? Watch #BuyBust today! Can’t wait to read about what you think of our badass movie! ????
Anne Curtis, Arjo Atayde, and Brandon Vera star in this new Erik Matti genre masterpiece that portrays an all-too-familiar scenario that rings true for Filipinos in this day and age: a drug enforcement agent (Anne Curtis) gets entangled in a drug bust gone wrong, a major slip up that leads up to a suspenseful series of events that turn into the fight of—and for—her life.
Having taken two years to accomplish, Buy Bust is being touted as one of the local film industry's new standard-setters in terms of authenticity (Anne did her own stunts!), production value (choreography, set design, musical scores, costumes and all elements were all well-designed), and acting caliber (heroes and villains were equally compelling). A testament to what the Filipino can achieve in this field of artistic and creative endeavors, it's without a doubt turning out to be a huge success.
Lest we reveal too much, we'll leave you with these thoughts: it's one of the best Philippine-produced films you'll see this year, and it's certainly worth a trip to the cinema. Purchase a bucket of of popcorn and bring a hand to hold, as you'll need them.
Buy Bust's national screening that began on August 1 is the latest event its cast and director have enjoyed after gracing the red carpets in New York for the 2018 Asian Film Festival, Seoul for the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, and in Manila for the film's Philippine premiere night held last month.
As a first for Anne—an actress and all-around performer best known for being adorably goofy onstage—the film was an expansion of her talent and a deliberate departure from the sweeter than sweet image she's cultivated over the years. With this successful honing of her onscreen capabilities in this gem of a feature, Anne has won over international and local critics alike, while her loyal fans and fellow actors have been just as generous with their words of support and praise.
When it comes to moviegoers, they really don't need much encouragement to see the film as excitement about Buy Bust has been hanging thick in the air, but we're throwing in a couple of more reasons to do so as told by those who have watched the movie and were thoroughly impressed by it.
Read on, and see you in the cinema!
Holy shit guys #BUYBUSTMOVIE was fucking amazing. The adrenaline rush, the action, AND THE MESSAGE!!!! All blew me away. Camerwork and editing was fucking ON POINT. Didnt like Anne Curtis that much before but after seeing this film, my respect for her as an artist skyrocketed!!— Allen of Tiger Radio (@fr_ncis_llen) July 25, 2018
#BuyBustMovie got me on the edge of my seat. Terrifying but t’was a great action film. Y’all should watch it. Very timely. @annecurtissmith was phenomenal. @AtaydeArjo, Victor Neri, & Brandon Reva were solid. Hopefully we’ll get more quality Pinoy action films like this! Husay!— Zeke (@zekevillorente) August 1, 2018
HANDS DOWN BUYBUST!!!! The movie perfectly portrayed how dirty the war on drugs can get, a real eye-opener. This one’s a must-watch. #BUYBUSTMOVIE— ???????????? ???????????? (@krissienna) July 25, 2018
BUYBUST movie review: First off, congratulations to the whole team behind this movie and to all the casts who gave it life. The movie is super intense from start to end and is not predictable. #BuyBust #BuybustMovie pic.twitter.com/Jk567bBGZb— Legna Dawn (@DawnLegna) August 1, 2018
Best Movie of @annecurtissmith so far, one of the best filipino action movie I've ever seen?? The stunts are so authentic. Hindi oa. sobrang Ganda! Kudooos???? #BuyBustMovie pic.twitter.com/y6ne8zupxV— Antonette?? (@AntnttTjme) August 2, 2018
BuyBust (2018): is brilliantly executed. Director @ErikMatti has delivered again another thrilling and gut-wrenching action film. Sequences are thematically framed and action scenes are well-choreographed. Music score provided a whole new level of intensity. #BuyBustMovie pic.twitter.com/sVq71urEru— Althier (@althieralianza) August 1, 2018
I thought Infinity War is the movie of 2018 but I am wrong. It's Buy Bust for me! Sobrang ganda!!! Feels like watching Letters to Iwo Jima and Hunger Games!!! Daming realization about societal problems nowadays! Must watch! #BuyBust #BuyBustMovie @annecurtissmith @ErikMatti pic.twitter.com/cHHrQadqZ2— raymart masangya (@raymartmasangya) August 1, 2018
I have nothing to say about #BUYBUSTMOVIE except that it is absolutely brilliant. Keeping you on your toes with non-stop action and a gripping story that takes you along for a wild, adrenaline pumping ride.— Brandon Partosa (@Elti_Brandon) July 25, 2018
Action is BACK on Philippine Cinema ??????????????
Pero grabe, ibang klase yung rooftop fight scene @annecurtissmith sa BuyBust. I think it was only a one-take scene and it was a LONG scene. Well-choreographed and well-shot! ????????#BuyBust #BuyBustMovie— #PowerUp???? (@yeripurp) August 1, 2018
An action movie that had me at the edge of my seat. Nail-biting action sequences that make you boo/cheer. Along with the societal commentary that the movie shows, #BuyBustMovie is on my list for the Top 10 Movies of this decade. And who says that Filipino action films are dead?— kenneth ?? (@knnth_t) July 25, 2018
#BuyBust was remarkable. we haven't had a well-made pinoy action film in a long time. easily, anne's best movie & performance to date. She was exceptional. arjo atayde always delivers in any damn thing he does. the last 15 minutes was the highlight of the movie for me.— reyna (@realminne) August 3, 2018
Watched #BuyBust today and I'm instantly convinced that it is this year's best Filipino movie simply because it is impossible to beat it. @ErikMatti is a genius and @annecurtissmith is damn badass. pic.twitter.com/Glvt8mxoub— lio (@liocarreon) August 5, 2018
saw #BUYBUST last night and all I can say is WOW!! Congrats Direk @ErikMatti and @annecurtissmith and to the rest of your team. Action packed chaos all the way!! must watch and everyone go see it NOW!!— Paul Soriano (@paulsoriano1017) August 2, 2018
#BuyBust definitely set the bar high for Pinoy genre films. It successfully disrupts the norm and responsibly stirs the conversation to the best interest of the industry. It is definitely a leader in its own right. Kudos to its creators headed by @ErikMatti & @annecurtissmith— Dingdong Dantes (@iamdongdantes) July 31, 2018
Photo from @annecurtissmith