from inquirer.net by Rito Asilo:
Alas, noble intentions donâ€™t a great film make. Meilyâ€™s latest production isnâ€™t the seamless movie itâ€™s touted to beâ€”though the filmmakerâ€™s valiant effort to tell the Baler siegeâ€™s unique story deserves moviegoersâ€™ support.
After all, the public needs to realize thereâ€™s more to the annual â€œfamily-orientedâ€ film festival than loud and livid rib-ticklers and freaky monsters that continually get resurrected in various shapes and sizes year after yearâ€”after year.
from clickthecity – Epic Fail by Philbert Ortiz Dy
Baler is a tremendous disappointment for me. Itâ€™s almost inconceivable that a cast like that combined with director Mark Meily and a proper budget could produce such a subpar picture, but there you go. In the end, the money couldnâ€™t make this horrible script any better, giving us a picture that looks good, but just sounds and feels terrible. The ambition is admirable, but the final product is decidedly less so.