Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
In order to catch him, he must become him.
An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like the agent so he can get close to the agent's family.
Walk into this expecting subtlety and you're in trouble. Walk into this expecting cheesy, retarded fun and you'll be just fine.
See, this film does something quite extraordinary. It takes an absolutely ridiculous gimmick, seemingly created just to have an absurd action packed impersonation contest and it makes it work.
This has absolutely nothing to do with the script, because it is just really poor. It is overlong, has some cringe worthy dialogue and is riddled with annoying static in the narrative. It works because of Woo, Travolta and Cage.
Travolta and Cage clearly understand the power of 'having a good time'. They embrace Face/Off's insane premise with admirable passion and enthusiasm. And as silly as it all is, I…
nic cage gets punched off of a speed boat and starts barefoot skiing.
this is literally the nic cage of movies.
My face itches...
If there was ever to be a single film that encapsulates that superficial, machismo-laden, frat-boy popcorn flick that seemed to pervade the last half of the '90s, Face/Off gets my vote as its ambassador. Along with Independence Day, the first Mission: Impossible, and countless others, a new style of blockbuster had emerged - hyper-stylized, overly-polished, and seemingly allergic to any rational thought among the characters that populate them. Underneath it all, there was a sense of almost-invincible optimism running through pre-9/11 Hollywood. The action/exploitation flicks of the late '70s and '80s were buffed to a near-blinding sheen, and while they added nothing to the idea of cinema as art, by god, but weren't they a blast.
"Please tell me what planet I'm on!"
Face/Off is two hours and nineteen minutes long.
Was thinking this might be the first action film of the 21st Century. But no, it's the last action film of the 1990s.
"It's like looking in a mirror. Only... not."
An unbelievable amount of explosions.
Some of the most well-choreographed gunfights I've seen.
Yeah, this is just too awesome for words.
"Hello? This is Sean Archer."
"Well, if you are Sean Archer, then I must be Castor Troy..."
After recently reviewing ‘The Rock’ we now arrive at the second film in the infamous and unofficially entitled 90s trilogy, in which the combo-career king himself, Nicolas Cage, stars in all three films. I call him that because he must hold the record for the biggest acting diversity, in terms of movie quality, both acting in cinema’s top and trash, respectively, whether being direct to dvd disasters or booming blockbuster brilliances. Thankfully, this film has Cage uncaged and at the top of his game, facing off against another actor who was riding the waves of success in the late 90s – no other…
Nobody takes hours to eat a peach, Castor... NOBODY.
"I'm ready, Ready for the big ride, BABY!"
With an absolutely absurd sounding premise, this movie works somehow. The result is a very entertaining 90's Woo action epic. Complete with doves flying, slow motion diving while shooting and confetti galore!
English and Portuguese review / Review em Inglês e Português
"I am Castor Troy!"
This is one of those movies that everytime you see it on TV, you gotta watch again. Classic. It's just awesome how we see the bad guy (Nicolas Cage) as the good guy, and the good one (John Travolta) as the bad guy. Awesome. Both killed it!
"Eu sou o Castor Troy!"
É um daqueles filmes que toda vez que você vê na TV, você tem que assistir de novo. Clássico. É foda como nós vemos o vilão (Nicolas Cage) como o cara bom, e o que deveria ser o bom (John Travolta) como o mau. Foda. Os dois são monstros nesse filme.
Bless you John Woo.
I can't believe I watched this again
Does not hold up well at all. Saw it when I was a kid in theaters, loved it, and thought it was the best action movie in ages. Saw it in the theater last night with friends and was blown away how bad it was. I wanted to go back in time and punch 1997 me in the face. How this holds a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes is beyond me.
Fun fact: originally this was developed as a vehicle for Stallone and Schwarzenegger to finally share the screen together. Now THAT would have been a film. (www.imdb.com/title/tt0119094/trivia?item=tr2293791)
Watching this again for the first time in ages and I think it still holds up really well. It's a really goofy premise, but once you've taken the pill it doesn't break it's stride. Nic Cage is doing his thang, but it's Travolta's take on Cage that's really kind of impressive. The action is a completely refreshing respite from today's handy-cam, hyper-realistic, docu-style. It's nice going back to Woo after all this time and getting that warm and fuzzy feeling that you were right to love him the first place.
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