Face to Face
Face to Face (2013)

From Australia's most acclaimed playwright, David Williamson, a moving and powerful new film about lies, betrayal, sex and bullying in the workplace. A young construction worker rams into the back of his boss's Jaguar in a fit of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 11, 2013
DVD Release Date: March 19, 2013
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Glenn Dunks
Onya Magazine

Face to Face will never be mistaken for the most exciting film of the year, but it's a bold one nonetheless that rewards viewers with spiky wordplay and tart performances.

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Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Initial distracting staginess aside, Face to Face is compelling cinema that showcases a marvellous group of performers.

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Simon Weaving

Despite being unable to break free of its theatrical origins, the film is never dull.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

With the ensemble cast all instinctively attuned to Williamson's clever contrasting of the realities on the factory floor with the delusions of head office, Face to Face stares down doubters with pure intent.

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

Rymer's adaptation is a mixed bag. The film is well cast and played and it eventually achieves a compelling emotional power, but it's laborious.

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Anthony Morris
The Vine

For a film that is still mostly just people in a room talking -- and more importantly, for a low-budget Australian drama, a category that often rings alarm bells -- Face to Face impresses in just about every way.

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Simon Foster

The strengths of Face to Face far outweigh its shortcomings. A smart blend of social satire and moral think piece, it's resonant Australian movie-making best suited to a mature audience.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

But, apart from an excess of hugging, which Hakim objects to too, this is a really riveting piece of drama which barely tests the talents of Michael Rymer as director, but my goodness he does a good job here.

Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)

Thematically rich and brilliantly performed, this is compelling and entertaining viewing, and also has something worth saying.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Pretty good for a movie mostly set in one room. Wasn't at all sure I would get into this one, but the characters are so well drawn you can't help but… More