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The Two Faces of January

PG-13| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary

The Two Faces Of January is a suspense thriller starring Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen (The Lord Of The Rings, The Road, A History Of Violence), Golden Globe nominee and Cannes Best Actress winner Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Melancholia, Marie-Antoinette) and Oscar Isaac (Drive, The Bourne Legacy, Inside Llewyn Davis). It is based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith and adapted by Academy Award nominee Hossein Amini (Drive, Snow White And The Huntsman). The film is Amini’s directorial debut.

Cast: Viggo Mortensen , Kirsten Dunst , Oscar Isaac , Daisy Bevan , Yigit Özsener , Omiros Poulakis , James Sobol Kelly , Prometheus Aleifer

Director: Hossein Amini

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

The Two Faces of January (2014)

Release Date: September 26th, 2014|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • Mortensen and Isaac, expertly exchanging the faces of loyalty and betrayal, are both outstanding. Is the film too old-school for short attention spans? Maybe. Rest assured that Amini's shuddery endgame is well worth the wait. show more

  • All the pieces would seem to be in place for an effective film, but the direction is zestless, the pace is more often laggardly than leisurely, and the lead performances are surprisingly lifeless, although Mr. Isaac manages to make a virtue of his scammer's deliberate vagueness. show more

  • This is Highsmith, and so things do not go as planned for her protagonists. The Two Faces of January - drop-dead gorgeous to behold - is not a merry tale, but a murderous one. Murderously good. show more

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