Face/Off Reviews

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February 28, 2018
Woo, a master of poetical carnage, mixes kitsch, sadism, sentiment and comedy with choreographic precision.
July 28, 2015
I won't pretend that I completely enjoyed it, but it certainly has a few elements that I've never seen before. Action aficionados will undoubtedly slobber all over themselves.
August 2, 2013
[A] gorgeously shot, repetitively violent, occasionally repellent, sometimes silly and consistently trashy fantasy.
August 2, 2013
For all its fiery explosions, Face/Off just kind of implodes.
August 2, 2013
It's sick, slick and sensational.
August 2, 2013
In Face/Off, Woo sweeps us away again, into a world of wild action, heroism, villainy and double faces that turn deadly.
December 2, 2018
Apart from enjoying the narrative hijinks, it's also fascinating to watch both actors interpret the demonstration of the respective transferences of character.
June 27, 2017
Everyone remembers Face/Off had awesome action and great performances but those weren't even the film's strongest asset. What makes Face/Off a profound film is how both Sean Archer and Castor Troy adapted to each other's lives.
August 2, 2013
Face/Off is a giant step for a filmmaker known more for action sequences than psychological insight.
August 2, 2013
An engaging and at times sophisticated story of identity and behavior, wearing the leering face of a farcical action cartoon.
August 2, 2013
What really makes Face/Off tick, what sells the movie more than anything else, are the dazzling performances from the two leading men.
August 2, 2013
Woo more than delivers in the overblown action stakes. It's also patently evident that both stars are having a ball sending up each other's mannerisms.
August 2, 2013
Face/Off is a masterpiece equal to the action classics Seven Samurai, The Wild Bunch and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
August 2, 2013
[Woo] benefits from the dual performances of John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, who alternately glower and boogie their way through creepy material that would have been far beyond the reach of lesser stars.
August 2, 2013
The visuals are impossibly glossy and the sound impossibly loud. Every frame glistens with that antiseptic precision of advertising. Even the slightest emotional vibration is writ in 100-point type,
August 2, 2013
A knockout new thriller by John Woo.
August 2, 2013
Face/Off is a full-blooded, movie-going experience. It's 100 percent movie.
August 2, 2013
Face/Off is the best action movie of the summer.
August 2, 2013
Cage is good, Travolta is better. There is a glee to his performance, a sheer joy at playing two roles in one. He's having a rip-roaringly good time, and so are we.
August 2, 2013
Almost indefensibly violent, the film is one of those whirligigs of wit, barbaric energy, blood spatters and firepower that will be adored by the morally retarded among us -- like me -- and loathed by the morally superior.
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