The Man Without a Face
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The Man Without a Face
Mel Gibson made his feature film directing debut with this drama, loosely based on the book by Isabel Holland, which combines elements from The Elephant Man, Mask, Scent of a Woman, and The Karate Kid in a study of the capacity for human trust and compassion. Gibson plays Justin McLeod, a former teacher who, after having his face and his body terribly disfigured in an automobile accident, has taken to living alone in a big house in an island off the coast of Maine. McLeod works as a free-lance artist who undergoes the humiliation of being shunned by his neighbors and called "hamburger… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"intriguing and involving"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Watchable weepie about the importance of books vs. covers."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"One of the best movies of Gibson's career"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Mel Gibson does himself proud with the imperfect but noble, and ultimately satisfying Man Without a Face."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Offers a glimpse of grace as two individuals restore each other's souls with gifts of trust and love"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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