Face/Off Synopsis
An FBI agent (John Travolta) and his nemesis (Nicolas Cage) trade physical identities.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's the picture that proves action films don't have to be silly, that a few thrill sequences don't mean every other value has to be shot...
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Exciting and then some, Face/Off blends the director's supercharged images of balletic brutality and spiritual catharsis with an...
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100

Empire

By Adam Smith
Sure there are niggles, the most obvious being the length, which could have been reduced by trimming the prison sequences, but in the end...
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The result is a genre picture that transcends the genre, that gleefully embraces four qualities alien to the bulk of its noisy brethren: (1)...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
But it is the steady accretion of hundreds of small moments in this elegant, high-spirited, intensely satisfying production -- the...
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88

USA Today

By Andy Seiler
It could be argued that this movie's callousness toward human life is nihilistic and nasty. But Woo takes everything so absurdly far that...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Woo, who is known and appreciated for his unique stylistic approach to violence and bloodshed, creates a kinetic ballet of bullets and...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The high-tech stuff is flawlessly done, but the intriguing elements of the movie involve the performances.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
The trouble comes when Woo's patented - that is, oft-repeated - style overwhelms any hope of discerning story or acting through the haze of...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
This is the ultimate Woo movie, but while his fans will enjoy every minute, others will find it too long, repetitive, and violent.
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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Overwrought, sci-fi crime thriller. Not for kids.
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