Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Travolta, Dominique Swain, Joan Allen, Gina Gershon, Nick Cassavetes, John Carroll Lynch, Robert Wisdom
Directed by: John Woo
Produced by: Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, WCG Entertainment
Distributed by: Paramount, Touchstone, Buena Vista
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|Review by Xibo
||Date seen: June 27, 1997|
|Viewing Location: Secaucus
|Summary: An excellent John Woo hyperviolent film.|
|John Travolta plays an obsessed cop who manages capture his arch enemy,
played Nicholas Cage (wasn't he just in Con Air?), after several years.
The capture puts Cage into a coma while the bad guy's brother goes to jail.
In order to learn more information about his organization, Travolta undergoes
a bizarre operation where he trades facial skin with Cage, and then visits
the brother in jail in hopes of tricking him into talking. Unfortunately
Cage wakes up out of his coma, takes Travolta's face, raises hell. The movie
is directed by John Woo, who is known for hardcore violence. The film is
also a bit on the gory side in places. The chase scenes and shootouts are
simply incredible, among the best ever done (Robert Rodriguez may have
some competition). |
|A+ A+ A+|
|Review by smeehrrr
||Date seen: May 21, 2003|
|Viewing Location: WA somewhere
|Summary: I love this movie|
|Someday I hope to be wearing a long black coat and get out of a car and have it be all slow-mo and flappy in the wind and look as cool as Nic Cage does in this film.
Good story, great action, great acting. Visually stunning. In my opinion, one of John Woo's finest pieces of work.
"I should put quotes here."