The Two Faces of January Poster

Release Date: September 26th, 2014

DVD Release Date: January 13th, 2015

PG-13|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
After he kills a detective, a con artist (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife (Kirsten Dunst) must trust a potentially dangerous stranger (Oscar Isaac) to help them get out of Greece.

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

Director: Hossein Amini

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Studio Canal, Working Title Films, Timnick Films

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

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  • On his first trip behind the camera, the British-Iranian Amini shows his skill at working with actors and sensing the way they can fill out literary characters. His screenplay generally feels more naturalistic than Highsmith, the dialogue less spare. 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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