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…
Two terrible actors acting terribly
Face/Off a movie so ridiculous it works, The story of a cop Sean Archer (Travolta) goes after Castor Troy (Cage) who killed his son. Sean Archer then has to take the face of Castor Troy so he can find the location of a bomb Castor Troy hid somewhere in LA. Castor Troy wakes up though and takes the face of Sean Archer, It then becomes a game of cat and mouse as they both hunt each other down.
Somehow John Travolta and Nicolas Cage make it work in fact I don't think any other actors could pull it off but they do and it is amazing.
Face/Off presented a plot so crazy that in 1997 it seemed impossible for technology to progress enough in 1,000 years to make it feasible. But, in 2015 face transplants actually happen.
The movie is very entertaining but a little too long and the overacting is turned up to11. I find both The Rock and Con Air to be better movies but Face/Off is still very watchable.
It's a decent movie but it's just so long and there are so many scenes that run on forever.
Bullets that rarely hit their targets, reckless regard for basic science, Cage and Travolta acting at level 120, and cheesy lines such as "lies, distrust, mixed messages... this is turning into a real marriage". This film is all kinds of silly...and I loved every minute of it. John Woo's best American made film.
"I want to take his face... OFF!"
Face/Off is a damn fine flick of 1997. Like oh my god, it is pure brilliance.
Like none of the movie makes sense, and it's from a time where that doesn't even fucking matter.
Face/Off is everything you love about John Woo translated for American audiences with the centrepiece of the flick being John Travolta playing Nic Cage playing John Travolta and vice versa.
The script is silly, it's stupid, it's implausible...But it's a flick that opens with a child being shot in like the fucking head followed by Cage dressed as a priest feeling up a hot quoir girl and ejaculating and then what is like the ending of the first Bad Boys movie...Before the actual movie and the actual Face/Off-ing even fucking begins.
It's pure 90s fun. Back when movies were allowed to be like that. The world needs more of the Face/Off/The Rock/Con Air trifecta of Cage and blockbuster mindlessness.
Also: Face Waterfalls.
It just gets better every time you watch it.
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