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Alias's avatar


Nicolas Cage and John Travolta overact the crap out of each scene and then shoot at each other. Sign me the fuck up.
11 years 4 months ago
ignatzkat's avatar


So good. So stupid. SO GOOD.
7 years 8 months ago
Flicker's avatar


Warning: not a movie about Hockey. Watch John Travolta playing Nick Cage pretending to be John Travolta FACE OFF against Cage as Travolta as Cage and then have sex with Travolta's wife. Everyone will lightly touch their own/each others'/their photographs'/their mirror reflections' faces. Slow motion doves in church.

(also in case you were wondering) http://www.moviebodycounts.com/Face_Off.htm
8 years 4 months ago
thestuman101694's avatar


A very touching movie . . . face touching that is.
2 years 4 months ago
c0t0d0s2's avatar


This movie is action cheese elevated to brilliant cinema.
6 years ago
dchauvin's avatar


Nicolas Cage.
9 years 9 months ago
Scratch47's avatar


The best Hollywood Woo flick. He'll never reach the levels of The Killer or Hard Boiled again though.
11 years 11 months ago
maggidan's avatar


This movie is too great.
8 years 10 months ago
The Doctor's avatar

The Doctor

John Travolta and Nicholas Cage at their hammy best
11 years 2 months ago
MikeyLou's avatar


It's just so gloriously bad...
10 years 6 months ago
nurum's avatar


They were so good!. They replaced both caracter without lack of sense. I mean they increased power of their acting after every turn.
11 years 6 months ago
aussieflickfan's avatar


Great idea for a movie with two stars who would not appear logically to be in a movie together. I feel this is worth it solely for Nicolas Cage's performance.
11 years 11 months ago
Siskoid's avatar


I don't know what it is about Hong Kong directors coming to Hollywood that doesn't resonate with me the way their Chinese-language work does, but Face/Off isn't as memorable an experience for me as it is for most action fans. I'm almost sure that if John Woo had made this face-changing movie with Chow Yun Fat and Andy Lau, with the same fireworks squibs, insane villainy, explosive boat chases, and riffs on the Mexican standoff, I'd have eaten it up. (Maybe cut the doves in a church bit, which just feels like a producer told Woo he could repeat himself because audiences likely hadn't seen his HK stuff.) Underwhelmed though I may be, I can't deny the film is often effective. There's real tension when the bad guy meets the good guy's family. Nicholas Cage is a good hero, and Travolta a good villain (though I don't think we get enough of Cage's antics as the villain to really make the switch sing). There are some fun action sequences - the prison break is likely underrated - and Woo knows how to spin a good leitmotif (pointing their guns at the mirror, for example). The more I think about it, the more virtues I find, but it's no Hard-Boiled or anything.
3 years 5 months ago
VChile's avatar


Preposterous action flick, with doves.
7 years 2 months ago
mikaelrev's avatar


I can't take this movie seriously. Cage is just too fucking weird
8 years 2 months ago

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