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The Two Faces of January

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THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst
Jack English

The Two Faces of January

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
96 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/26/14
performer:
Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Viggo Mortensen
director:
Hossein Amini
distributor:
Magnolia Pictures
genre:
Thriller

We gave it a B-

No one stirred a cocktail of decadence and danger quite like Patricia Highsmith. But this stylish slow-burn Euro-thriller pales next to such previous Highsmith adaptations as The Talented Mr. Ripley. Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst are a wealthy American couple vacationing in 1962 Greece who befriend a scamming expat (Oscar Isaac) who may be out to fleece them. Writer-director Hossein Amini uses murder, seduction, and betrayal to set a spring trap that never quite springs. But it sure looks swell. (Also on iTunes and VOD) B-

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