• Opens
  • September 26, 2014
  • (Limited)
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
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The Two Faces of January Synopsis
A con artist and his wife must trust a potentially dangerous stranger to help them evade capture.

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80

Empire

By Angie Errigo
A superior directorial debut for a smart, literate screenwriter delivers both first-class character drama and edge-of-your-seat suspense.
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80

The Telegraph

By Tim Robey
It’s an elegantly pleasurable period thriller, a film of tidy precision and class.
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80

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Best known as the screenwriter of such subtext-rich adaptations as “The Wings of the Dove” and “Drive,” Amini excels at conveying the...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Deborah Young
On his first trip behind the camera, the British-Iranian Amini shows his skill at working with actors and sensing the way they can fill out...
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67

indieWIRE

Amini's directorial debut is a quiet and graceful achievement that suffers from a number of shortcomings but still works on its own terms.??
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58

The Playlist

By Jessica Kiang
It's a sterile affair, no ambiguity, no ambivalence, just people doing one thing and then another.
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40

CineVue

By Daniel Green
Amini has proven his narrative acumen before and will undoubtedly do so again, but his inaugural stint behind the camera offers only...
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