Face to Face Reviews

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Glenn Dunks
Onya Magazine
October 17, 2013
Face to Face will never be mistaken for the most exciting film of the year, but it's a bold one nonetheless that rewards viewers with spiky wordplay and tart performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
September 8, 2011
With the ensemble cast all instinctively attuned to Williamson's clever contrasting of the realities on the factory floor with the delusions of head office, Face to Face stares down doubters with pure intent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
September 8, 2011
The strengths of Face to Face far outweigh its shortcomings. A smart blend of social satire and moral think piece, it's resonant Australian movie-making best suited to a mature audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
September 7, 2011
Initial distracting staginess aside, Face to Face is compelling cinema that showcases a marvellous group of performers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
September 7, 2011
But, apart from an excess of hugging, which Hakim objects to too, this is a really riveting piece of drama which barely tests the talents of Michael Rymer as director, but my goodness he does a good job here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
September 7, 2011
Despite being unable to break free of its theatrical origins, the film is never dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Morris
The Vine
September 6, 2011
For a film that is still mostly just people in a room talking -- and more importantly, for a low-budget Australian drama, a category that often rings alarm bells -- Face to Face impresses in just about every way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
September 6, 2011
Thematically rich and brilliantly performed, this is compelling and entertaining viewing, and also has something worth saying.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 3, 2011
What appeared simple (an angry young man lashing out against his boss for firing him) grows in complexity and intensity as the characters are made to reveal motives and grudges, weaknesses and ambitions that have festered beneath the surface
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 3, 2011
With its endless stream of dramatic revelations, Michael Rymer's Face to Face is gripping cinema
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
September 7, 2011
Rymer's adaptation is a mixed bag. The film is well cast and played and it eventually achieves a compelling emotional power, but it's laborious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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