Faces

"Weak"
Faces

Facts and Figures

Run time: 130 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 1st June 1968

Budget: $275 thousand

Distributed by: Criterion Collection

Production compaines: Maurice McEndree Productions, Walter Reade Organization Inc., Faces International Films

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Fresh: 16 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.7 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Jeannie Rapp, as Richard Forst, as Maria Forst, as Chet, Fred Draper as Freddie Draper, Val Avery as Jim McCarthy, Dorothy Gulliver as Florence, Joanne Moore Jordan as Louise Draper, Darlene Conley as Billy Mae, Gene Darfler as Joe Jackson, Elizabeth Deering as Stella

Faces Review


Widely considered the first "mainstream" independent film, Faces earned three Oscar nominations and wide acclaim for a cast acting itse way through two hours of intense arguments and situations regarding infidelity and the meaninglessness of life. From John Cassavetes, who treads on these subject continually, comes this rambling and ultimately uninspired film, intentionally made to look cheap and lacking in much resolution. Seymour Cassel turns in the most interesting performance, achieved largely through screaming at the top of his lungs. Check out Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? or even A Streetcar Named Desire for better renditions of some of these ideas.

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