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!"
"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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Had I been reviewing this between 1997 to 2007, it'd have undoubtedly received a solid 5 stars. When this film released, I was in high school in a small town without much to do. So, at least a few times a week, we'd drive the 30 minutes to the nearest theater and watch... something. SIDE NOTE: If I review For Richer or Poorer, let it be known when I viewed it, it was under those same dire circumstances with slim pickins at the multiplex.
Face/Off is one of the quintessential late 90s action films. It's ridiculous but it's a whole lot of fun. It was also before people turned Nic Cage into the walking meme that he is today, if…
This movie is a fucking experience.
what...........was that? what did I just watch oh my gosh that was one of the cheesiest, stupidest, craziest movies I have ever seen and yet I want to watch it 20 more times. Nicolas Cage is insane in this like not acting wise, he's just straight up wacky in this. just look up " face off Nicolas cage-Hallelujah song" on YouTube. oh my gosh the stunt doubles in this movie are so PAINFULLY OBVIOUS, I'm serious, nic cage running (has straight hair) jumps off a cliff (has curly hair) lands in water (has straight hair again) it was just insane. Nicolas cage sure likes screaming a lot. I've been talking about cage too much lets talk about John Travolta...he's boring...ooh and his son dies in the beginning but don't worry he reminds the audience about it 534,8799 more times. I mean this is no Oscar movie but this movie is stupidly genius.
Film #22 of the "September 2015 Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
Task #16: A prison film
Two of Hollywood's most notorious over-actors starring side by side in one of the most over-the-top action movies of the 90s sounds like it should've been a can't miss. But sadly, the overacting inhibited me from being able to fully enjoy Face/off, even though it really had some pretty neat ideas and a great plot.
As a side note, I've grown a strong dislike for movies where people will unload magazine upon magazine of bullets in each other's directions, and everything around them will flare up and explode, but not a single one of those bullets actually landed on their target.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A two hour film where Nic Cage plays both of the main characters.
Featuring so stupid that good script, countless one-liners and explosions in every over-the-top entertaining action scene, TWO overacting Cages with one real and one successfully imitating, how can you not love it?
Woo created a timeless action entertainment that can proudly be ranked as high as anything from Schwarzenegger's filmography. Delivers with every viewing and always leaves you in a good mood. Call your friends, order pizza and beer and enjoy every of Cage's and Travolta's facial expressions.
Travolta acting as Cage acting as Travolta and Cage acting as Travolta acting as Cage. Also John Woo. One of the most entertaining films out there.
A modern masterpiece.
john woo's obsession with the thin neon line between cop and criminal manifests itself in the guise of a diet jerry bruckheimer movie. layers deep in actors playing actors playing cops playing criminals lies a deconstruction of personal identity and its loss that echoes the work of philip k. dick, reflecting on woo's own divide between hong kong aesthetic and hollywood temperament. what if i could wipe not just his face away, but his personhood, his background, his sense of security in self? nic cage's unhinged performance might lend itself to mockery in 2015, but his face captures the split between physical appearance and personality, crying and cackling in the same expression. the least mann-like of all the woo films…
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