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 speedboat & starts barefoot skiing
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.
This is like a two and a half hour Limmy's Show sketch
If I could just give the boat chase 5 stars, I would.
a modern masterpiece
La única de las películas hechas por Woo donde parece que le dejaron completa libertad creativa y se nota porque todas sus señas características están presentes (incluídas las tomas en cámara lenta con aves volando o el cursi melodrama extremo que en esta oportunidad, gracias al guión supongo, funciona perfectamente) pero al mismo tiempo tiene al servicio un casting de altura, cada uno de los actores, en especial los dos protagonistas, están en el tope de sus capacidades.
Increíblemente la conjunción de todo este talento es difícil de repetir, supongo que son condiciones, Woo años más tarde trabajó con Tom Cruise en una franquicia como Mission: Impossible pero los resultados no pudieron ser más distintos, en especial porque creo que Woo no puede funcionar en límites de índole comercial como ratings de audiencia. En todo caso todas las películas de Woo deberían ser 'unrated'
Probablamente la mejor película que hizo Woo durante su periplo en Hollywoodland
"I could eat a peach for hours."
This might be the most entertaining movie I've ever seen.
*awkwardly pets face*
Film # 15 of the "Scavenger Hunt # 13" Challenge
Task # 13: A film with a punctuation mark in the title
In order to foil an extortion plot, FBI agent Sean Archer has to take on the identity of terrorist Castor Troy. And by taking his identity I mean undergoing a face transplant surgery. But Troy wakes up from his coma and takes on Archer’s identity too.
The idea is simple and (let’s be honest) pretty ridiculous. But if you ignore all the technical errors, “Face/ Off” is an entertaining action film. Off all the action movies John Woo directed, “Face/ Off” is one I watch from time to time. And John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, both…
Nicolas Cage's facial expressions were hilarious, but the movie had too many Hollywood stereotypes. I couldn't take it seriously.
The plot is completely outrageous, but, it works! And Cage's performance is f#####g brilliant.
An incomplete list of films ZMF has decreed "NOT OPTIONAL." If I missed anything, lemme know.
First ten are my legitimate top ten in order of preference.
Following films in chronological order.
(Rocky specifically includes the…