Faces
Faces (1968)

A movie which had been hailed as an epic by the critics, it fared much less happily at the box office. Nearly six hours long before it hit the splicing block, it is filmed in an improvisational, documentary style which depicts the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 6, 1999
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Faces is the sort of film that makes you want to grab people by the neck and drag them into the theater and shout: 'Here!'

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Along with A Woman Under the Influence, Cassavetes' most popular movie among critics, art-house audiences and Academy members.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Drags its realism along like an overblown drunk tooting his own horn.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

John Marley and Lynn Carlin play the conflicted couple with a raw emotional reality that is uncomfortable to watch and impossible to forget.

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

Cassavetes was interested in actors and their freak-show intensities, and their performances give his films a hyper-real quality.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Though it is sometimes a tedious viewing experience, its improvisational and documentary techniques are rewarding.

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Renata Adler
New York Times

The movie is very blunt and relentless, sometimes redundant, at moments nearly unintelligible, but the entire effect is as of a high-strung, very bright documentary about the way things are.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Cutting through cinematic fakery, Cassavetes scalps the marriage and its extended, often dysfunctional relationships

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Cassavetes depicts marital problems with harsh, uncompromising realism and hand-held camera. The movie may be overlong and excessive, but it's always honest. .

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Cassavetes' first endeavor into the world of marriage, with his second feature film, yielded a humane glimpse into the lives of two impossibly unhappy… More
Anthony Lawrie
John Cassavetes's style is the epitome of cool, even when focusing on raw and awkward subjects like adultery and suicide, he somehow makes it look good… More
Nicki Marie
I wasn't terribly impressed. Yes, it's filmed beautifully and the black and white is effective. But to me, it's two hours of people getting drunk… More
Tim Sigur
When I saw it, I had never and have still never seen much like it.
Jonathan Hutchings
Cassavetes' probing look at dissolving marriages in the face of suburban malaise may be overlong and excessive, but it's unflinchingly honest at every… More
Ken Stachnik
Amazing, Intense, Surreal. Like Paul Greengrass filming Eyes Wide Shut as directed by Richard Linklater

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