Philbert Ortiz-Dy of Click the City gave a positive review in the film, stating that She's Dating the Gangster is at its best when it allows kids to be kids.Its portrayal of young, intensely romantic love is really charming, especially placed as it is in this wacky conception of its period setting.Nevertheless, Garcia-Molina drapes Athena and Kenji’s narrative with a crazed mix of kitsch and nostalgia for what the 90’s represented in Philippine pop culture.It is the era of paged messages, tie-dyed tees, gaudy bandanas, garish plaids, and denim vests, all of which are remnants of a generation fed with movies and television shows starring Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin.Star Cinema undoubtedly protested the grim end of Athena and Kenji, as told by the book.
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It could have been a straight adaptation and it would still have pre-teens bawling because of the tragic ending.
It could have been set in the present with its characters mouthing pop culture references that are hip and relatable to the target audience.
He also stated that "The narrative just can't support this pathos.
The film begins to apply fantasy logic to really serious topics.