The Face of Love Synopsis
Five years after losing the love her life, Nikki falls in love again with a man who looks exactly like her deceased husband.
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Ms. Bening does a touching, masterful job of conveying real emotional pain.
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70

Village Voice

By Sherilyn Connelly
Bening and Harris have excellent chemistry.
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70

Variety

By Justin Chang
This tale of a still-grieving widow (Bening) hypnotized by a dead ringer for her late husband verges on ludicrous, but ultimately succeeds...
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It’s the wonderful performances by Bening and Harris that make this flawed, somewhat maudlin film worth seeing.
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Thoughtfully directed and co-written by Arie Posin, the film is not a ghost story, nor is it played for campy laughs, but its melodramatic...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
The stars hold the film together.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The result isn’t a great movie, but it is an excellent guilty pleasure.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Annette Bening captivates as the self-delusionist, with Ed Harris ruggedly irresistible as the object of her fantasy.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a maudlin, superficial exercise in obsession masquerading as a heartfelt romance and study of grief, and character development is...
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
Arie Posin regrettably sticks to the tastefully designed, artless tear-jerker. The lost opportunity is that he's got the masterful Bening...
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Bravo Annette and Ed Harris! Great performances!

By Calylily
What great performances - so soon after the Academy Awards?! This virtually never happens as it seems the lousy stuff always gets thrown at us earlier in the year! A great character study of a...

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By wolflingdaddy
Acting was wonderful. A little predictable with obvious foreshadowing. Original premise and a few nice twists....

entertaining

By jeffny2003
Worthwhile picture for the strong acting performance of Annette Benning. The storyline is a bit hokey and requires some suspension of belief to maintain your interest. Excellent chemistry with Ed...

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By mrworldwide
its mr worlwide, ya.ty sabes. dale. ok this MOVIE. GON MAKE U CRY YO DON'T WATCH AHAHHAHAHAHAA...

Those grieving will "get" it

By mocacarter
This movie won't appeal to you if you haven't lost someone close. It needed a little more in my opinion but it was enjoyable. I would have liked to see Tom with a mousy ache or some kind of facial...

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