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 is probably cinema's dumbest movie, but Cage and Travolta each being right in their career sweet spots make it fly. The gimmick is pretty imbalanced since Travolta's character is a generic driven cop where Cage's is pure concentrated Cage, which means the chief pleasure is less in watching both actors playing each other than watching both actors alternatively playing Cage, something Travolta is weirdly great at. Also, Pollux Troy's line readings are just fantastic.
I want to gently and slowly in a downward motion caress this movie's face with the palm of my hand.
This film will be the subject of episode 12 of Dawn of the Dad podcast
I walked in on my mom watching this and decided to catch the last 40 mins or so (because I can't not watch Face/Off whenever I have the chance), so I'm cheating a bit here.
Anyway I love Face/Off! I laughed from start to finish. Not because I'm better than this movie but because it's so much fucking fun. It's a silly movie that revels in being exactly what it is and actually has the audacity to be good.
I get a little tired of movies that have a silly concept and then the film-makers spend the duration of the movie winking at the audience, making dumb jokes, and conveying with every shot that "GUYS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE BAD…
Looking past its ludicrous premise which never ends up being convincing, this takes every 90s action movie cliche and takes them to 11. It's pretty ridiculous, and often hilarious for that reason. I'd say it's like a parody of action flicks of the time.
The only thing that didn't work is the whole body swap element. Instead of it looking like the characters are in each other's bodies, it just looks like John Travolta is doing a Nicolas Cage impression. When John Travolta is in Nicolas Cage's body, it never quite seems like his character is anybody different, other than having new ulterior motives.
Perfect date night movie w the gf
Might just be one of my favourite movies of all time. I first saw Face Off at a very young age and I remember the scene where Nic Cage has no face scaring the shit out of me, ever since then I've loved the shit out of this movie and will continue to. Face off is one of the best action films ever made and I stand by that.
What about Face/Off 2 with the orphan kid Adam being all grown up and switching his face with Archers daughter Jamie?
Thus becoming a transgender person...very fitting in this day and age, I think
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