Movie Details

Tombiruo: Penunggu Rimba

According to legends and myths, Tombiruo is a magical creature who controls the forest and is feared by the humans. But in truth, Tombiruo is a rebellious man who doesn`t look human and is burdened with uncontrollable magical power. His power is so strong that he has to cover his face with a mask in order to hide his troubles and loneliness. When his father is killed during the construction of a dam, Tombiruo swears to avenge his father by looking for those responsible for his death.

Language: Malay
Subtitle: No Subtitle
Classification: PG13
Release Date: 12 Oct 2017
Genre: Action / Drama
Running Time: 1 Hour 55 Minutes
Distributor: Rex Cinemas Pte. Ltd.
Cast: Zul Ariffin, Farid Kamil, Nabila Huda, Faizal Hussein, Hasnul Rahmat
Director: Seth Larney
Format: 2D


Writer: Cinnamon Lion

Writer Ratings:

Watch this if you liked: "Bravo 5", "Polis Evo", "Kanang Anak Langkau: The Iban Warrior".

The Good, the Bad and the Nature Saviour:

"Tombiruo: Penunggu Rimba" movie managed to fulfil the expectations of loyal fans by delivering a strong and satisfying plot coupled with great action sequences from the actors.

Adapting a novel into a film is not an easy task as the scriptwriter needs to carefully select portions that need to be omitted and materials that need to be highlighted without disturbing the flow of the story as not everything can be included in a 90 minutes film.

To be honest, the action element in this film is very different from many local action films especially in terms of quality and execution. It is almost as good as international films, and this is all thanks to director Seth Larney.

"Tombiruo" has definitely set a new milestone in the local film industry not only due to its top-notch action and acting, but also its amazing use of props and brilliant cinematography skills. The film can be a great example to many future local films to come.

Zul Ariffin sets a new record for himself in this film. The good-looking actor has always been good at acting which is why he always landed himself in lead roles.

But for this role, it is totally different as the actor has very few dialogues, and cannot rely on his good looks or facial expressions to convey messages. Thus, the only thing he can rely on is his body language, and thankfully, he also did a great job with that.


• Director Seth Larney was previously involved in Hollywood blockbusters like "The Matrix Reloaded", "The Matrix Revolutions", "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith", "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", "The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader" and "Superman Returns".

Cinema Online, 17 October 2017
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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