“Explicit fellatio, blocked toilets and a crudely exploded ass-cheek boil form some of the more unsavory elements of Service, Brillante Mendoza‘s latest opus that revels in shock value. Largely set in a rundown porn cinema called ‘Family,’ whose proprietors share space with male hustlers plying their trade, pic’s rabbit-warren storylines, complete with half-dug trails, match Mendoza’s marked predilection for endlessly following characters walking through spaces. Moving into pseudo-Tsai Ming-liang territory is unlikely to win the prolific helmer further converts, though the competition slot at Cannes ensures Service will be tipped for plenty of fest play.” — from a 5.18 review by Variety‘s Jay Weissberg.