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…
I really liked this when it first came out. I rewarched it and... I still kind of like. It;'s stupid and stupid and stupid but... Nicholas Cage is fun in this sort of thing and visually it's so much fun to watch because John Woo is amazing.
Ridiculous, over the top craziness. But even with the preposterous gimmick of the face transplants and the insanity of the performances, the craziest thing is the creepy face touching that the Archer family does.
This is an insane movie with nonsense medicine and it made me laugh a lot.
Insanity has never been so beautiful and vice versa.
Turn you brain/off and this is one of the most deliriously entertaining action movies of the 1990's. Everything about this thing is crazy awesome from the forced melodrama with the dead son, every single moment of acting, to Woo deciding this film doesn't have enough action already and throwing in a fucking boat chase after the 2 hour mark.
This was one of the first blu rays they put out, and it shows. More than any other movie in my collection this is very artificially smooth and just looks bizarre in HD. Get on this shit Criterion!
Also this has to be a Scientology thing.
This has some interesting action sequences and a couple of fun moments but really suffers from both leads being so incredibly off-putting and strange in their acting choices. John Travolta did a decent Nicholas Cage but it was astoundingly unpleasant to behold. I go into movies like this expecting a ridiculous good time but my foremost emotion here was repulsion. I hope to never see it again.
John Travolta acting like Nicolas Cage: 10/10
Nicolas Cage acting like John Travolta acting like Nicolas Cage: 10/10
Nicolas Cage dressed like a priest dancing: 10/10
Every single line the daughter has: 10/10
Contemplation on mind-body dualism: 10/10
Weird family face touching: 0/10
Undeniably fucking fantastic.
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