By Chris Nashawaty
Updated September 26, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The Two Faces of January

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  • Movie
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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-

The Two Faces of January

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 96 minutes
director
  • Hossein Amini

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