Reviews: The Two Faces of January (2014)

two_faces_of_januaryReviews for this film from our members:

  • Dragan Antulov @ FAK [Croatian]
    • Excerpt: Nastojanja da se nostalgicnoj publici previše doslovno izade u susret gotovo u pravilu dovode do razocaranja.
  • José Arce @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Adaptación bastante sosa de la novela de Patricia Highsmith en la que la emoción brilla por su ausencia. Poca química general en una producción en la que lo más destacado es su catálogo textil y de complementos para lucir bajo el sol europeo.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Las dos caras de enero tiene buenas interpretaciones (aunque Mortensen es demasiado joven para el papel, e Isaac demasiado mayor), visualmente es elegante, llena de planos muy bien compuestos y bonitos, pero Dios mío, qué poca tensión tiene y qué aburrida es.
  • Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod
    • Excerpt: This remains too much in thrall to its own classiness and literate poise.
  • Daniel Kelly @ Danland
    • Excerpt: “The Two Faces of January” could be discredited as derivative or slow, but Amini has a knack for timing his pay-offs, cultivating a milieu possessed by maleficence .
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: The Two Faces of January may not be more than a copy of a great Hitchcock suspenser but comes closer than most to being the genuine article, and it’s all very, very pretty.
  • Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVDTalk
    • Excerpt: Writer/director Hossein Amini (Drive) goes through the motions of delivering a classically styled con man plot, but his version of Patricia Highsmith’s tale of jealousy and paranoia fails to conjure up any genuine personality and emotion.
  • Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: An elegant thriller filled with exquisite suspense.
  • [New – 2/26/15] | Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground

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