The Face of Love
The Face of Love (2014)

FACE OF LOVE is the story of a widow named Nikki (Annette Bening) who, several years after the loss of her husband Garrett, meets a man named Tom (Ed Harris) who looks exactly like her deceased husband. Suddenly, a flood of old feelings… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 15, 2014
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Perhaps worth checking out if only for the opportunity to see reliably powerful work from Annette Bening and Ed Harris, The Face of Love undermines its leads' performances with a scattershot script and aimless direction.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The Face of Love's story runs and blotches like cheap mascara.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

What's mesmerizing here is what happens in Bening's eyes, in her complicated smiles, in her eloquent quiet.

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Jon Lyus
HeyUGuys

Both leads take on the task of the dysfunctional couple admirably, but their efforts crash against a stubbornly creaky script.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Many are going to find the plot questionable and the protagonist's actions deplorable. But for those who've experienced loss and grief that seems irreparable, it is a film that will strike a deep and melancholy chord.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Bening and Harris are great actors, and they fill their roles as completely as they can, given the limitations of the soggy and implausible script by Matthew McDuffie and director Arie Posin.

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Alistair Harkness
Scotsman

Sadly, this all feels like a wasted effort.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Old age, romance, grief, delusion and desperation all intersect in "The Face of Love," a far-fetched tale that nevertheless manages to be affecting.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Like so much about this film, the finale hints at Hitchcock but settles for soap opera.

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent

The actors, though, lift the material. The most poignant performance comes from the late Robin Williams in a cameo as Nikki's neighbour and friend.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
Five years after her husband Garrett(Ed Harris) drowned in Mexico, Nikki(Annette Bening) is still very much grieving. But she feels well enough so that her… More
hawk ledge
Annette Bening and Ed Harris up against pure corn and soap.