Face (2005)

Three generations of Chinese women attempt to reconcile the cultural chasm between their traditional heritage and the everyday influences of life in America. Finding herself pregnant, career girl Kim was forced into an unhappy marriage in… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 18, 2005
DVD Release Date: September 27, 2005
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Booth
Denver Post

By the end of Face, we've been drawn deep into the battle for both communal support and individual freedom that marks the progress of so many ethnic groups in America.

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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger

A film with visual flair, musical inspiration and dramatic gravity. From the top to the bottom of the cast list, there are performances rich in detail and intelligence.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The performances are almost enough to overcome the story's essential inertness.

Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

With no access to these women's inner selves, we are left wanting at least a fuller portrait of their outer lives, some way to infer the meaning that the film declines to provide.

Russell Scott Smith
New York Post

It's a tale worth telling again -- especially if you feel the material as strongly as recent Columbia film-school grad Bertha Bay-Sa Pan seems to.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

New Jersey-born, Taiwan-raised director/cowriter Bay-Sa Pan gives the conflict a culturally particular spin and elicits strong performances from her appealing cast.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Ling, delicate and haunted, and Wu, a real spitfire, make their reconciliation sting as much as it soothes.

Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

A sincere but superficial version of a familiar story.

Nick Schager

the director seems all too cognizant of her pedestrian script's inability to express more than superficial pathos

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Typical Asian horror movie. Nothing really new here. That creepy girl with the hair hanging down over her face, etc, has gotten so overdone. Move on already.
alan jay
A rather quick moving korean mystery tale that starts out rather gory, and then proceeds to use a sledgehammer to introduce the ghostly supernatural elements.… More
Luke Baldock
The most original thing about Face is that it is derivative of not one, but two genres. So not only do we get a seen-it-all-before Asian Ghost story, but we all… More
Leo L
Great film!