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This review is from: Face/Off [DVD]  (DVD)
Having read the other reviews, you've probably figured out what all the fuss is about, and I did too - and wasn't expecting a 'great' movie; on 'ok' action movie would have done nicely for a night in with a pizza and a beer.
Well, even having set the expectations so low, this film managed to disappoint.
The problem is not the premise - it is supposed to be a fiction movie after all: so, armed with suspension of belief, I was happy to buy into the notion of two people being able to "switch face" and that followed.
What really was appalling were the interminable action scenes (from running on foot/ then on car/ back on foot/ now on speedboats/ you get the gist) and the fact that, when the "bads" were discharging hundreds of bullets with automatic guns they'd miserably miss - but our "heroes" would hit with one single shot, whilst falling, shielding an innocent bystander and, possibly, singing an anthem.... come on, there must be a limit to what even an American audience is prepared to take, is there?
10 minutes into the movie one could easily guess where it would end - it was so obvious that I was hoping (against hope) that there would be a final twist, something totally unexpected to rescue a third-rate action movie.
there wasn't - it will end exactly how you expect it will
no reedeming feature