Faces Reviews

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.
February 16, 2019
...constantly scratches its own skin.
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.
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. .
January 30, 2006
October 4, 2005
July 28, 2005
June 10, 2005
The second half is very good
March 6, 2005
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!'
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.
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.