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Faces Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2014
Along with A Woman Under the Influence, Cassavetes' most popular movie among critics, art-house audiences and Academy members.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
February 14, 2009
Cassavetes was interested in actors and their freak-show intensities, and their performances give his films a hyper-real quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
January 9, 2009
Cutting through cinematic fakery, Cassavetes scalps the marriage and its extended, often dysfunctional relationships
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 24, 2008
Drags its realism along like an overblown drunk tooting his own horn.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

TV Guide
August 30, 2006
Though it is sometimes a tedious viewing experience, its improvisational and documentary techniques are rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
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. .
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Cole Smithey
January 30, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Bill Gibron
July 28, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Douglas Pratt
June 10, 2005
The second half is very good
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 16, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Faces is the sort of film that makes you want to grab people by the neck and drag them into the theater and shout: 'Here!'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 26, 2004
John Marley and Lynn Carlin play the conflicted couple with a raw emotional reality that is uncomfortable to watch and impossible to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Renata Adler
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The movie is very blunt and relentless, sometimes redundant, at moments nearly unintelligible, but the entire effect is as of a high-strung, very bright documentary about the way things are.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Elspeth Haughton
Apollo Guide
April 3, 2003
More than one moviegoer has found Cassavetes' films far too bleak to sit through voluntarily. But others feel quite the opposite, as his insights are important and this film is skilfully made.
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
November 4, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Null
April 3, 2003
[A] rambling and ultimately uninspired film, intentionally made to look cheap and lacking in much resolution.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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