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  • Actors: Robert Carlyle, Ray Winstone, Steve Sweeney, Gerry Conlon, Leon Black
  • Directors: Antonia Bird
  • Writers: Ronan Bennett
  • Producers: Anant Singh, David M. Thompson, Elinor Day, Helena Spring, Paul Tivers
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Oct. 2002
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005NFXL
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,712 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Thirty-five-year-old thief Ray (Robert Carlyle) has planned a payroll heist with his partner Dave (Ray Winstone) that will set them up for life. However, after executing the robbery with Stevie (Steven Waddington), Julian (Philip Davis) and Jason (Damon Albarn), cracks appear in the team over the division of the money. Ray is also suffering from a crisis of conscience, having realised he has abandoned the political and social beliefs he once shared with his lover (Lena Headey) and is living a lifestyle he always despised.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By J. E. Parry VINE VOICE on 5 Jan. 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a great sleeper. Given great reviews on release. Shown on TV and then takes ages to appear on DVD.
This has everything that you could wish for in a good crime caper. A plot that keeps you guessing. Atmospheric settings. A good backstory and romance.
The acting is superb from the entire cast - including Damon Albarn. The script flies along and you sympathise with the frustrations and desires of Robert Carlyle. From his misspent life to his annoyance of the need to carry his backward friend through life.
You empthasise with the lives of the characters. Winstone and Vaughan are absolutely superb in their portrayal.
Rent it, buy it but definitely see it.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Sept. 2003
Format: VHS Tape
this is a real english gangster film,not a special effect bullets flying every where and no one dies crap.excellant acting and story, shame theres not alot more films like this one.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ian Phillips on 19 Aug. 2009
Format: DVD
Antonia Bird delivers a stylish, adrenalin-driven action-thriller with Face. And the cast certainly boasts an impressive, phenomenal line-up with the ever-excellent Robert Carlyle as the "face", the always-brilliant Ray winstone delivering another power-packed performance, plus Philip Davis is a darkly humorous role, Blur singer Damon Albarn in his acting debut (and immediately impresses) and Steven Waddington, Lena Headey, Peter Vaughan and Sue Johnstone are all enthralling in their characterisations.

The plot goes that Ray the "face" (Robert Carlyle), having recently been released from prison, is now ready for the "big job", and the "last job" that will see Ray and his team of villians financially set up for life. However, though the job goes smoothly enough, the gang soon discover, much to their obvious dismay, that the "take" from the "job" falls far short of the £3,000,000 they had each anticipated. So follows a fraught tale of how the gang members begin gradually turning against each other, how paranoya escaltes out of control and greed takes over leading to murderous consequences.

There are plenty of surprise twist and turns to keep you glued throughout. The stylish, high octane action is always riviting to watch, not least at that intense, exciting climax. A film that keeps you in suspense, a stellar cast line-up that all shine their talents to full effect, and superb direction by Antonia Bird, Face defintely, therefore, gets an easy 5 star rating.
Ian Phillips
August 2009
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Dec. 2000
Format: VHS Tape
A small time London crime gang is assembled to pull off a big time job. In short, after excellent planning and execution of the operation, the monetry gains from the robbery fell well short of the expectations. After stashing their gains , the gang go about their normal business, unfortunately someone had other ideas as to the ownership of the money haul. In a series of twists and amongst some violent action the gang through a process of elimination seek out the culprate. The movie contrasts between the gentleness of love within a family versus the violence that people are prepared to inflict to protect and care for the family.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Jan. 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Never mind all your indecipherable cockney banter, cheeky-chirpy-happy-go-lucky gangsters and real life criminals making special appearances, this is how to make a British crime thriller. The uncovering of the culprit was a real surprise and the final act in the motorway service station was pure heartfelt acting at it's best. Even the last few minutes with the Police Jeep in the car-park will keep you on the edge of your seat. The action sequences of the film are fast-paced and set to a soundtrack of bassline driven dance tunes by the likes of Fluke et al, yet the film manages to change gear perfectly for the more emotional scenes. All in all, one of the best British films of the 90's. It's an abomination that this hasn't seen a DVD release yet.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Mar. 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Well, it's obvious to see where Antonia Bird has got her influences from. The whole film has a big 'Resevoir Dogs' feel to it, and the gunfight scene in the street almost seems like 'Heat'. However, this is no bad thing, as when America wants to they really can produce fantastic ganger films. The same, however can not be said of Britian. Ever since 'Lock Stock...' we've had a whole host of very very poor imitations, and even before 'Lock Stock...', british Gangster films were something to shy away from. However, 'Face' is a decent enough effort and in an overcrowded genre has something that just lifts it above the crowd. Sure, the script has cliches flying left right and centre and it's not the most original of films, but it is enjoyable and that's the main thing. The plot is engaging and the little twists that are added keep you watching right until the end. Okay, so I won't win most Orginal Screenplay at the OSCARS, but that's not really the point. It's highly watchable and the film keeps your interest well enough to cover up it's deficiences (of which there are quite a few). I could think of a lot worse way to spend a couple of hours.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Janet Farrell on 14 Sept. 2006
Format: DVD
Watch this film purely for laughs, and the crazy robbery and police shoot-out scenes.

Don't expect an 'in-depth' gangster movie.

You will enjoy Peter Vaughan's over the top character 'Julian', whose final demise is also amusing to watch.

Annoyingly, the robbery scene on the DVD copy is censored, removing much of the bad language, which becomes immediatley obvious if you have seen the un-censored VHS version.

The vocals are not edited particularly well.

However, a decent film worth watching.
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