Cinema Pointer Reviews ‘Entreat’

Cast: Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Osas Ajibade, Eku Edewor, Alexx Ekubo, Wole Ojo, Wale Ojo, Bryan Okwara, Zainab Balogun, Kunle Coker, Stephanie Coker and Sadiq Daba.

Director: Michael Asuelime



Verdict: I do not say this lightly; ‘Entreat’ is a wreck! “Utter and complete rubbish” will not be enough to describe this shoddy attempt at movie making. This movie is absolute crap. I mean headache inducing crappy kind of crap. ‘Entreat’ manages to tell a basic story, in the most complicated and most ridiculous way possible. Seeing this, I wasn’t just furious; I was sorely irritated.

This movie has got no single redeeming factor. There’s not a single thing I can point to, that could save this from scoring zero. And that is being overly generous! In actual fact ‘Entreat’ deserves a minus. It’s just that terrible. The script was un-inspiring-ly shabby. The dialogue was so weak; and the acting?

Goodness gracious! The acting was horrible! Only Michael Asuelime Jnr who played ‘Moses’ showed even the slightest promise, everyone else put up plastic performances; soulless and awful. And the production was just as horrible. Superimposing the audio was a bad idea, and it gets worse, especially because it’s badly done. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, the general audio quality was terrible; it was all over the place. And as if, even that, wasn’t bad enough, you will be made to suffer through some of the crappiest foreign accent faking, I have seen in Nollywood in like forever.

You see, I love Nollywood, but I know Nollywood has differing levels. Floating atop the froth is the cinema level Nollywood, reserved for Nollywood’s beauty of beauties. Then somewhere at the bottom of the barrel, lies the ubiquitous N100 per VCD level Nollywood, reserved for knucklehead flicks that insist on giving Nollywood a bad name.

Now you can’t blame the guys at the bottom, they’ve got the mass market, and that’s fair. However, when you hit the cinema excitedly, looking forward to a beauty, and you get served a knucklehead N100 per VCD level flick, at cinema cost, you get angry. And after seeing ‘Entreat’ I am angry. Very angry!

So, see this only if you want an excursion into everything a movie shouldn’t be. But, if I were you, I would avoid this ghastly accident.

Not recommended!

Movie Review by – Cinema Pointer


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