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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED AS A DECENT THRILLER
For anyone wanting to see Milla in something more serious than the Resident evil film,this could be the one for you. She plays a womam who witnesses another woman being killed by a serial killer,is chased,runs,drops of a bridge and bangs her head on the way down.
Once she wakes up,she fails to recognize her lover and only just recognizes friends,then soon realizes...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Its not that bad
Milla Jovovic stars as a woman who suffers face blindness after witnessing a serial killer at work and being pushed off a bridge. From then on she doesn't recognise anyone if she loses sight of their face for any length of time and of course the killer is now after her. My wife enjoyed this movie but although the concept is good it was too slow in a lot of places. It...
Published on 25 Nov 2011 by PJ Rankine


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Its not that bad, 25 Nov 2011
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PJ Rankine (Wallington, Surrey United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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Milla Jovovic stars as a woman who suffers face blindness after witnessing a serial killer at work and being pushed off a bridge. From then on she doesn't recognise anyone if she loses sight of their face for any length of time and of course the killer is now after her. My wife enjoyed this movie but although the concept is good it was too slow in a lot of places. It has the usual set pieces to make you jump and Mrs Reviewer gasped when Milla hits her head causing the injury that leads to her problem.
This isn't a slasher but is a fair attempt at a good old murder mystery and all the cast give a good account of themselves. The transfer to blu ray is spot on and the soundtrack makes some use of the soundfield.
Overall its nothing to write home about and you'd be better off renting it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED AS A DECENT THRILLER, 25 April 2013
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For anyone wanting to see Milla in something more serious than the Resident evil film,this could be the one for you. She plays a womam who witnesses another woman being killed by a serial killer,is chased,runs,drops of a bridge and bangs her head on the way down.
Once she wakes up,she fails to recognize her lover and only just recognizes friends,then soon realizes faces keep changing.
After she realizes she has to live with this,she has to think of ways to recognize others before their faces change again.
Then there's the case of the killer on the loose and a seemingly obnoxious cop wanting more information than she can give.
This all works very well and i was tempted to give it five stars,but i suppose it's a little short of being quite that good. It's well told and great performances help it along,some of it may be a little predictable,but not too much so in my opinion. It's a little odd seeing the world as she does,but it gets the point of her confusion across very interestingly. I was dreading this would be an OH DEAR! movie,but far from it,it's a decent thriller adding something new to the formula,so i'll certainly watch it again someday.
I liked the way certain things were done,how they came together in a way that a lot of thought had clearly been put into it and it does keep you guessing as to just how it will all end.
Maybe you'll join the few who hate this,or perhaps you'll recognize it as a surprisingly good film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good thriller, 27 Mar 2014
I really enjoyed this film, Milla is a good actress. I kept getting lost when the faces changed, I turned for 5 seconds and then I didn't even know who the guys were. but at the end it clicked and overall the film was a good thriller.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Face it, 10 Mar 2014
An interesting and nicely paced psychological Thriller. Well acted by the main Star. At times you're never quite sure who you're seeing or why, whether the other Characters are seen from your or Milla's perspective, which proves to be a nice challenge throughout. Quite believable Storyline, well worth a watch
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4.0 out of 5 stars "..COOL THRILLER..", 21 April 2012
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This review is from: Faces in the Crowd [DVD] (DVD)
If you like a good who done it serial killer thriller then this is worth a watch, the story is well paced out and keeps you guessing, its quite original too and unlike anything before. Milla Jovovich is great in her role as usual and gives a pleasant performance, there is a fair amount of tense moments but its nothing that scary, keeps you guessing until the end, if you like a good thriller its worth checking out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT, 13 April 2012
This review is from: Faces in the Crowd [DVD] (DVD)
I only watched this film as a spare of the moment choice but so glad I did because it was brilliant. The way they change the actors faces through out the film to understand how she sees them change is clever and it kept me in suspense through out. Very Good
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3.0 out of 5 stars A nice idea hamstrung by a limp supporting cast, 29 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Faces in the Crowd [DVD] (DVD)
Milla Jovavich is the best thing in this movie, but she's constantly having to try to act with some fairly mediocre performers, and as each character is played by multiple people due to Jovavich's 'face blindness', that's a lot of people each with their 3 minutes of screentime. The central idea is a good one, and Jovavich was well cast in the lead but essentially has to swim very hard to stay afloat in a sea of mediocrity.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Yawns in the audience..., 9 Nov 2013
Milla Jovovich plays a woman whom, after an encounter with a serial killer, injures herself and causes a condition where she cannot control her facial recognition.

So only Julian McMahons beard, and ties being worn can help her.

When a prolific actor or actress stars in a straight to DVD movie, you know that there must be problems, even ultraviolet had a cinema release.

And there are huge problems with this movie, despite the concept being sound. The main problem is, they play this like a horror movie, whereas it could have worked much better as a thriller, an intelligent thriller, rather than having her guess who is who.

The cast are okay, but look so out of place, and for the most part, McMahon looks really embarrassed to be this, and on occasion, Jovovich looks and acts like a cyborg.

Its aiming for the whodunit crowd, but this would have been made in 1992 with Michael Douglas and Madeleine Stowe.

But when you think about if, it was made in the nineties.

Has anyone seen Blink, or Jennifer 8?

Pointless.
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3.0 out of 5 stars FACES ARE THE BARCODE OF THE HUMAN RACE, 29 Aug 2013
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The Movie Guy "Movies from A to Z" (United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Faces in the Crowd [DVD] (DVD)
Milla has it made. She teaches kindergarten, lives with Bryce, a man who is near popping the question, and hangs out with a crowd of women not much different than "The Sex in the City" gang. Her horoscope claims she will meet a mysterious stranger. Her kids draw pictures of faces- all omens of things to come. The background noise is about a serial killer and rapist (in that order). Milla bumps into the killer one night and manages to escape by falling off a bridge. The killer has her purse etc. and knows where she lives. The twist to this tale is that Milla has a nasty bump on the head and can't recognize faces, even those of her friends and family. Simple things such as waking up next to Byrce (12 different faces), looking at her Facebook, and teaching kindergarten become nightmares from hell. The police detective investigating the case is depicted as a street smart New Yorker, sometimes harsh in his mannerisms.

Now to make things interesting, if not confusing, the film uses different actors (faces) for the same people to try to make us feel Milla's confusion. During this movie we get to learn that Marianne Faithfull is still alive and has been eating well.

The film is a slow developing thriller. The confusion aspect makes the film a bit weird, but not more enjoyable. Milla does a good job in the role and demonstrates she is not a one-sided character. The script is unconvincing, and through all the twists and turns seems to lack the depth that is required to make it enjoyable. For some reason I got the impression that women were the target audience of the film, i.e. a horror-thriller for women. I would be interested to see how women view this film as opposed to men.

No f-bombs, nudity, and not much in the way of blood.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Guess who ?, 23 May 2012
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This review is from: Faces in the Crowd [DVD] (DVD)
This is a psychological thriller, which follows primary school teacher Anna Marchant (Milla Jovovich -Resident Evil) who on her way to meet boyfriend Bryce she witneses a serial killer, killing his latest victim, and as she is spotted & attacked by him, she falls off a bridge, hits her head & lands in the water. She then wakes up in hospital surrounded by her closest friends, but there is a problem, she doesnt recognise any of them, not even her boyfriend Bryce (Micheal Shanks -Stargate SG-1). It's not long untill she is diagnosed with Prosopagnosia, a face perception disorder where the ability to recognize faces is impaired, a living nightmare for her & hard to understand by her friends and others. As when she looks at someone & then looks away and back at them, the face staring back is different everytime, even her own face in the mirror.

Oddly however, there is one man's face she manages to see as the same, police detective Sam Kerrest (Julian McMahon -Nip/Tuck), who is determined to help protect her & find this killer, as she is the only one that can identify him, and makes her, his prime target. But the only problem is, she cannot remember what he looks like, and with her new disorder, the killer could be standing infront of her & she wouldnt even know it!.

Overall this is a very watchable thriller, the story maybe a basic template but the idea of her disorder & how it's implimented into the film, adds a new perspective to a tried & tested story. Milla Jovovich was great as the lead & gave a very harrowing & beliveable performance, she made the film, without her this would had been nowhere as good or interesting to watch. The support cast was pretty good as well, but there were SO many different actors & actresses in this film due to the fact of the constant changing faces, it was hard to keep track. The main downside is that it may possibley be a little drawn out in places for some tastes, if you dislike slow burning films. And you may dislike the constant actor changes, as it may confuse you as to who is who.

In conclusion, i enjoyed Faces in the crowd, it was a very watchable psychological thriller, with an interesting twist on an old story & Milla Jovovich's great performance makes this work. A smidge drawn out in places & some confusion with the changing actors, but it maintained my interest regardless. Worth a watch.
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