By Dave B.
Seven years after abandoning her life as the Manila underworld’s most deadly assassin, Maria’s past catches up with her when an old flame, who thought she was dead, discovers that she has started a new life and family and decides to destroy everything that she holds dear. Maria uses her dormant skills to embark on a bloody, action-filled quest for revenge.
Maria (Netflix) certainly isn’t going to win any awards for it’s predictable plot, nor it’s bland villains, but the action is solid in this 89 minute foreign-language revenge flick. The movie’s violence is often graphic and occasionally gratuitous, but the fight choreography is usually above average, with the director doing a good job of showing how a well-trained woman would actually be able to defeat equally well-trained men in hand-to-hand combat.
While nowhere close to the same league as fight movie classics such as The Raid and The Villainess, Maria accomplishes it’s goal of providing viewers with an uncomplicated diversion from their complicated lives.
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