The Face of Love Reviews

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December 11, 2014
Perhaps it needed a young M Night Shyamalan to endow it with some final whiplash twist.
December 11, 2014
Interesting set-up, but follow-through doesn't quite work.
June 4, 2014
There is something very dispiriting in watching talent [Ed Harris & Annette Bening] struggling to save something as ill-conceived as this.
April 18, 2014
The Face of Love's story runs and blotches like cheap mascara.
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
Old age, romance, grief, delusion and desperation all intersect in "The Face of Love," a far-fetched tale that nevertheless manages to be affecting.
March 27, 2014
What's mesmerizing here is what happens in Bening's eyes, in her complicated smiles, in her eloquent quiet.
March 27, 2014
Bening and Harris are great actors, and they fill their roles as completely as they can, given the limitations of the soggy and implausible script by Matthew McDuffie and director Arie Posin.
March 27, 2014
Like so much about this film, the finale hints at Hitchcock but settles for soap opera.
March 21, 2014
A Lifetime Channel-like meditation on grief and moving on ...
March 20, 2014
The only thrill, and it's worth the price of admission, is Bening.
March 20, 2014
The first ten minutes of The Face of Love function as what might be called a statement of purposelessness, announcing exactly how and why the movie will be bad.
March 20, 2014
"The Face of Love" needs further fleshing out.
March 13, 2014
A weak-tea version of "Vertigo" in which contrivances abound.
March 13, 2014
"The Face of Love" is marred by false conflicts and by characters violating their own internal logic - the latter problem becomes particularly acute as the movie wears on.
March 7, 2014
If Nancy Meyers ever decided to dabble in gothic romance, it probably would turn out to be something like "The Face of Love".
March 6, 2014
It's a maudlin, superficial exercise in obsession masquerading as a heartfelt romance and study of grief, and character development is sorely lacking.
March 6, 2014
Ms. Bening ... immediately [makes] this woman come so satisfyingly alive, breathing believable vitality and at times contradictory emotions into what might have otherwise registered as a blur or clich.
March 6, 2014
Rather than indulging the weird Sirkian "Vertigo" (minus the murder plot) nipping at the edges, director and co-writer Arie Posin regrettably sticks to the tastefully designed, artless tear-jerker.
March 6, 2014
The premise is, at once, too much and not enough. It's too much for these filmmakers to handle.
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