I saw this as a cynical, shitty teenager, and hated it. Even before revisiting it, I was deeply ashamed of this fact because I knew in my heart I was wrong. I am proud of how much I have matured in the last 17 years as a viewer of cinema, and that I can now recognize Face/Off as one of the greatest films of all time.
Top-notch special effects used to create something truly hideous. And I am someone who thinks Mac from Mac and Me is adorable. Not trying to judge, but Gnorm yawning is one of the ugliest things I've ever seen. Even uglier than his police interrogation gnudity. Anyway, this is the best movie I've ever seen.