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Face

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Face

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
107 minutes
performer:
Robert Carlyle, Ray Winstone, Lena Headey
director:
Antonia Bird
distributor:
New Line Video
author:
Ronan Bennett
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C+

Pity the poor Brits — it’s been eight long years since Reservoir Dogs and they’re still releasing bloody, boring knockoffs. In this one (made in ’97), the fierce and always-riveting Carlyle stars as a nice-guy hood whose big score goes to hell via double-cross, violence, and murder. Does he keep the girl? Will he reclaim the money? Who’s the cop snitch? Director Antonia Bird’s (Priest) treatment is so warmed-over, you know the answers even before the questions have been asked. C+

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