January 25, 2020
The result is a film with a confused on-screen life, but with a rich cocktail party life-span.
June 14, 2019
Lynn Carlin is near perfection, playing the deepest well of unexplored emotions as the wife of a rubber-faced business wow who seems like a detestable ham walk-on until he surprisingly lodges into the film's center for good.
February 23, 2019
In Faces, Cassavetes forces us to confront people - and, consequently, ourselves - at their most vulnerable.
August 31, 2018
This wry, obstinate and fiercely independent film remains an actor's work.
August 31, 2018
Despite Cassavetes's cynicism about his fellow man, his actors, who he directed to be real, not to act, found humanity even in the most seemingly contemptible characters.
March 14, 2018
Cassavetes has taken a second-hand vision and, in the guise of empathy, transmuted it into a film which is so contemptuous that there is no one who cannot feel superior to what is happening on screen ...
April 18, 2014
Along with A Woman Under the Influence, Cassavetes' most popular movie among critics, art-house audiences and Academy members.
February 14, 2009
Cassavetes was interested in actors and their freak-show intensities, and their performances give his films a hyper-real quality.
January 9, 2009
Cutting through cinematic fakery, Cassavetes scalps the marriage and its extended, often dysfunctional relationships
June 24, 2008
Drags its realism along like an overblown drunk tooting his own horn.
August 30, 2006
Though it is sometimes a tedious viewing experience, its improvisational and documentary techniques are rewarding.
July 3, 2006
Cassavetes depicts marital problems with harsh, uncompromising realism and hand-held camera. The movie may be overlong and excessive, but it's always honest. .