The Face of Love Reviews

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April 18, 2019
The absence of a thorough backstory will either leave you feeling as though the film is a throwback to less convoluted storytelling, or a soap opera, depending on your taste. With the electric Bening and Harris at the helm, it hardly matters...
August 22, 2018
... breathtakingly simple but yet so powerful in conveying grief and what it's like for the person left behind.
September 16, 2017
This thoughtful, if slightly melodramatic, film is a throwback to the four hankie pictures of the 1940s...
January 11, 2015
Bening and Harris pour so much genuine emotion into their roles in this Vertigo-like romantic melodrama that they just about carry the film's fanciful premise.
December 12, 2014
The actors, though, lift the material. The most poignant performance comes from the late Robin Williams in a cameo as Nikki's neighbour and friend.
December 11, 2014
The story's plausibility is stretched in places, but it is held together by Bening and Harris, both of whom are wholly convincing at all times.
December 11, 2014
A soapy but stirring romance with two committed leads.
December 8, 2014
Assumes the guise of a compelling psychological drama, taking in grief and obsession and overcoming its cheesier moments to deliver something unexpectedly powerful.
June 19, 2014
It says something for the excellent work of Bening, Harris and Weixler that this basically absurd melodrama succeeds as well as it does.
May 24, 2014
Love may be lovelier the second time around but has never been as complicated when the past and present are juxtaposed at impossible angles. Top flight performances from Annette Bening & Ed Harris counter the preposterous premise
April 17, 2014
The drama comes in Bening's subtle shifts from joy to embarrassment to fear. It's the face of love lost, and it's the one thing you can believe.
April 17, 2014
Many are going to find the plot questionable and the protagonist's actions deplorable. But for those who've experienced loss and grief that seems irreparable, it is a film that will strike a deep and melancholy chord.
April 10, 2014
Does 'The Face of Love' belong to Annette Bening? If you're speaking of an ideal, the answer is debatable; if you're speaking of the new movie with that name, the answer is most definitely yes.
April 10, 2014
Old age, romance, grief, delusion and desperation all intersect in "The Face of Love," a far-fetched tale that nevertheless manages to be affecting.
April 1, 2014
"The Face of Love" is a serious look at grief and finding romance after losing the person most important to you.
March 28, 2014
The real takeaway here is how good Bening and Harris are, especially at an age when Hollywood starts putting actors out to pasture with supporting roles and bit parts.
March 21, 2014
"The Face of Love" is better than it should be, but is a derivative work that feels like a remake of something better.
March 20, 2014
The only thrill, and it's worth the price of admission, is Bening.
March 16, 2014
Thanks to director Arie Posin and cinematographer Antonio Riestra, the camera lingers on Annette Bening's expressive face, which draws viewers into her character's emotional journey.
March 12, 2014
Posin almost nails the subtlety of temptation, delivering an hour of compelling, provocative drama. He doesn't stick the landing, which ends up the most important element of this interesting effort.
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