The Two Faces of January – My Review

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Precious little at the Redbox appeals to me. This film seems like a time capsule, something they don’t make any more. Beyond the nostalgia, set in 1962, the story is like something Hitchcock might have helmed.

Clearly it’s a murder thriller in an exotic location, with talented American actors lost in Greece. I instantly called it as The Sheltering Sky meets Hitchcock, and that’s about as accurate as can be. The plotting is tight, and the world immersive.

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I needed the escape from reality to a bygone era. It’s that, but there are nuanced characters that don’t suddenly flip in the ham-fisted Hollywood style we’ve come to expect. So I do appreciate this film, based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith.

You could do a lot worse at the Redbox this week.


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