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Based on 23 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    John Lennon once said that because he was an artist, if you gave him a tuba, he could get something out of it. The Face of Love presents us with Annette Bening and Ed Harris playing the tuba. They get something out of it - they get everything there is to get and more - but it's not enough. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It's a maudlin, superficial exercise in obsession masquerading as a heartfelt romance and study of grief, and character development is sorely lacking. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The director, Arie Posin, and his co-writer, Matthew McDuffie, have tried to do with their film — fill a bare-bones version of the Hitchcock film with an illusion of life. They do succeed sporadically. show more

  • 60
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Annette Bening captivates as the self-delusionist, with Ed Harris ruggedly irresistible as the object of her fantasy. show more

  • 75
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Ms. Bening does a touching, masterful job of conveying real emotional pain. show more

  • 63
    Mary Houlihan Chicago Sun-Times

    The stars hold the film together. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Thoughtfully directed and co-written by Arie Posin, the film is not a ghost story, nor is it played for campy laughs, but its melodramatic subject matter flirts with Douglas Sirk territory — and sometimes just dives right into it. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    It’s the wonderful performances by Bening and Harris that make this flawed, somewhat maudlin film worth seeing. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The result isn’t a great movie, but it is an excellent guilty pleasure. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna

    If Nancy Meyers ever decided to dabble in gothic romance, it probably would turn out to be something like The Face of Love. show more

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