Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Only one will survive.
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…
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!"
"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.
Film #72 of Project 90
”Well, if you are Sean Archer, then I must be Castor Troy.”
John Woo was a very brave director to accept such a radical and crazy screenplay, Face/Off’s story is so bizarre that it can easily turn into a parody of itself but Woo not only handles the film’s exciting and energetic action scenes with determination and a masterful precision but he also manages the moral and emotional sides of the story very well, actually what enables the film to be so powerful and so entertaining is that Woo somehow finds a way of developing his two main characters with much delicacy and turns them into believable human beings, he uses the moral challenges which…
Quite the double feature to go with Eyes Without a Face.
We’ve got Cage acting as Cage, Travolta acting as Travolta. We've got Cage acting as Travolta and Travolta acting as Cage. So essentially that is two actors portraying each of their character and also each other’s. Ain’t that cool? We’ve got helicopters ripping apart Airbuses, Airbuses crashing into hangars, the electrifying rain of sparks and the massively stupid plan(yeah let logic get fucked. Don’t even bother about the story. It has got holes as big as a passage for Planet Jupiter). We’ve got Magnetic boots and a magnetic field prison where riots are enjoyed like in Fight Club. We’ve got Cage wanting to burn his face. We’ve got Travolta…
nic cage gets punched off of a speed boat and starts barefoot skiing.
this is literally the nic cage of movies.
This film has a horrible title, a tediously predictable plot, and--most surprisingly considering its director--forgettable action scenes. However, what it does have is Nicolas Cage and John Travolta, two actors whose talent is often overshadowed by their personas. The key to this film is that the two stars get to play around with the image and mannerisms of the other. The story of a cop undercover as a killer isn't particularly interesting, but it's a lot of fun to see Cage pretend to be Travolta pretending to be Cage. Travolta, the lesser talent, isn't as subtle in his performance, but it's still a bonus to see him having fun onscreen.
Really pumped for the sequel.
Uma verdadeira pérola dos anos 90. O que mais me alegra é ver como o Sean Archer assume um lado Castor Troy nas cenas finais do filme. Brilhante.
I miss when action films had an uncompromising sense of fun. Who cares if they didn't make sense, or lacked any realism--they had character and personality! I'll taken this over any Taken-esque action film that modern Hollywood spawns.
nick and i watched this together and ive seen it about 5 times probably but its one of my favorite movies on the planet
Though incredibly ridiculous,Face/Off is still a fun time. Travolta and Cage have a ball playing each other, and John Woo proves his incredible skill for directing action
Castor Troy and Sean Archer
This is a frankly ridiculous premise, where a man takes the face of another. But its great!
So fantastically silly that it's actually brilliant! And I found at least 5 different memes that have aparently originated from this movie.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- The Hunger
- Fright Night
- Near Dark
- The Lost Boys
If you owned your very own movie theater and got to program the films it exhibited as you desired, what…
- Apocalypse Now
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of…
- There Will Be Blood
- The Big Lebowski
As of 28th February 2015.