The Man Without a Face (1993)


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A disfigured man is asked to tutor a lonely adolescent boy, and the two outcasts soon become close friends in this sentimental drama. Their friendship and the man's reputation is threatened when the man is accused of abusing the boy, despite the boy's vehement denials.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
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On DVD: Feb 24, 2004
Warner Home Video



as Justin McLeod

as Chuck Norstadt

as Catherine

as Gloria

as Chief Stark

as Douglas Hall

as Mr. Lansing

as Mrs. Lansing

as Mr. Cooper

as Mrs. Cooper

as Rob Lansing

as David Taylor-Fife

as Scott Pearson

as Amy Banks

as Signy Eaton

as Chuck's Father

as Sam the Barber

as Mr. Cameron

as Mrs. Cameron

as Dr. Talbot

as Judge Sinclair

as Mr. McDowell

as Miss Fletcher

as Chuck (age 17)

as Ferry Crew Member

as Holyfield Master 1

as Holyfield Master 2

as Speaker at Graduatio...

as 6th Husband

as Chuck's Friend

as Pedestrian

as Ferry Passenger
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Critic Reviews for The Man Without a Face

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | August 25, 1993
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for The Man Without a Face


Two outsiders of society, one a boy thought stupid and the other a burn victim with a criminal record, encourage each other and find reasons to persevere in a misunderstanding world. A quiet and emotional piece that subverts Gibson's characterisation as merely an action hero.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Mel Gibson's directorial debut deals with a familiar territory we have seen in many films - A deformed reclusive befriending a young boy, believing that he has been given a second chance to heal old wounds.
But the movie has more to it especially with the revelation of character's dark past. Even with a less than convincing makeup, Mel Gibson delivers a powerful performance as the face burned loner.

Sajin P A

Super Reviewer

This Awesome piece from Mel Gibson factory made me watch it several times.

Wahida K

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