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Face/Off Reviews

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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.
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
Face/Off is a giant step for a filmmaker known more for action sequences than psychological insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 2, 2013
[A] gorgeously shot, repetitively violent, occasionally repellent, sometimes silly and consistently trashy fantasy.
August 2, 2013
An engaging and at times sophisticated story of identity and behavior, wearing the leering face of a farcical action cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 2, 2013
It's sick, slick and sensational.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
In Face/Off, Woo sweeps us away again, into a world of wild action, heroism, villainy and double faces that turn deadly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
A knockout new thriller by John Woo.
August 2, 2013
Face/Off is a full-blooded, movie-going experience. It's 100 percent movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 2, 2013
Face/Off is the best action movie of the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
September 7, 2011
Face/Off makes bad movies look worse and makes the making of good movies look like the most thrilling work in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 19, 2011
Though the plotting is preposterous, this is John Woo's most successful American movie, demonstrating his unique signature as auetur applied to a a blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2011
Overwrought, sci-fi crime thriller. Not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 11, 2010
Watching Travolta and Cage play dual hero and dual villain roles remains the most enjoyable aspect
Full Review | Original Score: B
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