FACE/OFF (1997 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Face/Off casts Nicolas Cage with John Travolta to produce an unusual flick based upon revenge. The film stands overall as a good movie with its fair share of action. The movie does not require a great deal of energy to work out the story line and quickly becomes a ‘sit back and enjoy the show’ piece of entertainment.

Storyline

Sean Archer (John Travolta), an FBI agent, engages terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) in a series of confrontations.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John Woo for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Michael Douglas, Jonathan D. Krane, and Steven Reuther for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Eve Archer (Joan Allen), Pollux Troy (Alessandro Nivola), Sasha Hassler (Gina Gershon), Jamie Archer (Dominique Swain), Dietrich Hassler (Nick Cassavetes), Victor Lazarro (Harve Presnell), Dr. Malcolm Walsh (Colm Feore), Prison Guard Walton (John Carroll Lynch), Hollis Miller (CCH Pounder), Tito Biondi (Robert Wisdom), Wanda (Margaret Cho), Buzz (James Denton), Loomis (Matt Ross), and Dubov (Chris Bauer).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It performs a little above the status of a ‘B’ grade action film and is worth the watch. Great work for Director John Woo.

Ben Meyers

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