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Face/Off Reviews

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Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Overwrought, sci-fi crime thriller. Not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
September 11, 2010
Watching Travolta and Cage play dual hero and dual villain roles remains the most enjoyable aspect
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
October 18, 2008
While it still ranks as the best John Woo Hollywood film ever made, it's not quite the action masterpiece that most remember it being.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 19, 2008
This brutal, stunningly choreographed spectacle weaves together lyrical beauty, blasphemy, sadistic cruelty and grotesque sentimentality with breathtakingly smooth assurance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Film4
September 19, 2008
Sets new standards for a genre which plays it safe and predictable too often.
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
July 11, 2008
Typical for Woo, the sheer force of the imagery is supposed to carry viewers past plot absurdities ... while at the same time, the director wants the audience to buy into the emotional lives of his obsessed and haunted characters.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 26, 2008
This is your action movie on drugs--any questions? [Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
February 3, 2008
The dramatic scenes have emotional gravity, while the exhilarating action sequences defy gravity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 25, 2007
Garbage of the finest vintage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 22, 2007
...director John Woo takes an incredibly silly premise and despite its limitations turns it into an entertaining thrill ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
September 11, 2007
possibly the greatest, and definitely the most exuberant, action film to come out of the studio system in the '90s
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Tom Charity
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Woo's poetic-kinetic style has evolved, if not to the point of abstraction, then to delirium: he makes a virtue of incredulity.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Stars Cage and Travolta are fine in their roles.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 8, 2005
...a nihilistic thrill ride; a breathless ultra-violent fantasy with real characters and smart actors
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
January 12, 2004
Woo es probablemente el mejor director de acción que existe.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
After seeing this numbing action flick, I'm still stumped what all the hype is about. So many critics and viewers arond the country marveled at this movie, but for what? It's not a horrible movie, but it certainly isn't very good.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
Travolta and Cage are exceptional, performing as their own characters and each other's.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
I think I finally isolated what irritates me about this movie: It is the fact that it promotes the idea that you can indulge in hatred and vengeance with a positive result.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
What we have here is the first, true American John Woo movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
All in all, Mr. Woo has made Face/Off into an eye-popping magic show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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