Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Only one will survive.
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…
"Please tell me what planet I'm on!"
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.
"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.
Quite the double feature to go with Eyes Without a Face.
We’ve got Cage acting as Cage, Travolta acting as Travolta. We've got Cage acting as Travolta and Travolta acting as Cage. So essentially that is two actors portraying each of their character and also each other’s. Ain’t that cool? We’ve got helicopters ripping apart Airbuses, Airbuses crashing into hangars, the electrifying rain of sparks and the massively stupid plan(yeah let logic get fucked. Don’t even bother about the story. It has got holes as big as a passage for Planet Jupiter). We’ve got Magnetic boots and a magnetic field prison where riots are enjoyed like in Fight Club. We’ve got Cage wanting to burn his face. We’ve got Travolta…
I'm not sure what this says about the state of movies these days, but I laughed more during Face/Off than I have in any comedy in the last two years. This laughter is in no way a slight against this classic face switching film. Sure there are times when I am laughing at the movie, the obvious stunt wires and stunt doubles really get me, but most of the time I am laughing with the film.
Just the fact that this movie exists, makes being alive pretty much wonderful. I want to go to the rooftops and shout, FACE/OFF IS A REAL MOVIE, HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY. In a discussion with a friend about the upcoming summer of movies, he…
Utterly absurd from beginning to end, but Woo's action sequences are so masterful, and Cage and Travolta's performances are so crazy that the shoddy writing is completely nullified.
It's beautiful, and at times almost operatic, but in the end it's mostly just a helluva lot of fun.
This film takes the cake for ridiculousness several times in the first 15 minutes and then keeps going back to the dessert buffet over and over again but I grin at every cheesy moment, look, and line. The movie Travolta and Cage were born to co-star in.
"Please tell me what planet I'm on!"
Η πιο Nic Cage ερμηνεία της φιλμογραφίας του Nic Cage; AH-MAZING.
It’s so disappointing when he turns back into John Travolta at the end. Like when the Beast turns into that ugly blonde guy at the end of the Disney movie. Cool ‘splosions though.
Phenomenal movie in which John Travolta acts like Nic Cage, and Nic Cage acts like himself.
Insane! Completely off the wall in all the best ways. Travolta and Cage kill it in their swapped roles, exaggerating themselves to very entertaining proportions. I may nitpick about some pacing towards the end of act 2, but the final fight is a glorious racket. Excellent action flick with a dash of unique psychological drama.
Too much gloriousness. Too much wooness. Too much. Love it.
Funny how it suggested 4 different entries for SpongeBob Squarepants things when I typed in Face/Off...
Well, what is this? A film about John Travolta acting like Nicolas Cage and Nicolas Cage acting like John Travolta. Oh, and Cage is especially fucked up this time.
It's funy in a senseless way with a lot of action and obligatory white doves in slow-motion, but don't try to use your brain with this one.
I mean, can anyone explain to me, why they kept Cage's character alive after they took his face? They didn't need him anymore and everyone thought he was dead anyway. It would have prevented every problem.
Also: How convenient that Cages kid looked exactly the same like Travoltas kid...
It's not very intelligent or anything but it's fun as a stupid action flick with crazy-ass Nicolas Cage.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Apocalypse Now
- Fight Club
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of…
- The Big Lebowski
As of 27th January 2014.
- Fish Story
- Four Lions
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