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Face (1997)




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Movie Info

Five Cockney crooks attempt to steal $3million from a West London Security firm, but they only come away with $500,000. This darkly comic crime drama follows what happens when one treacherous gang member steals the shares of the others and then hides it in a police station.


Leon Black
as Robbie
Natalie Morse
as Michelle
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Critic Reviews for Face

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

Face had me a little skeptical at the beginning, but the flick coasts along at an appreciable clip, and it's fronted by a half-dozen really enjoyable performances.

November 26, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Face falls short by simply not having a distinctive one.

January 13, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

In movies you cannot trust anything until the final credits roll.

March 26, 2003 | Rating: 76/100

... has a raw look but little else to recommend it.

October 9, 2001 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Face


This movie played at the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival, as you know by now I have review a number of movies from this festival. Face is directed by Antonia Bird who brought us Priest, Ravenous, and now Face. Face underworld slang for a gangster. And that?s what this movie is about. Gangsters pulling off there last job, 5 in the group, after job is over the 5 go separate ways until the money starts turning up missing. Ray (played by Robert Carlyle) is our head gangster trying to track down the money and keep it all together. My copy showed it being produced by BBC Films, so my guess is mainly for the crowd in England. Still thought dry at times and what Brit film isn't, lack of luster and action, it does hold a good story line and is worth the watch, 3 1/2 stars on this one, would give it 3 3/4 stars if they had that but not 4. A good rental.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Well I'm not to shore what to make of this film, its good because it has action and is good with a good raid on a money building and has a good sense of humour but it just seemed like a pointless movie really! Carlyle and Winstone and others are armed robbers and they rob this place and end up steeling 367 thousand pounds but once they've got the money and gone seperate ways someone is going around killing and stealing the money back but they dont know who it is and make some horrible discoverys! Its a good movie but weird and seems a tad pointless but i guess worth a watch!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


One of my favourite British films, so many well know faces in this film, both big stars like Ray Winston, Robert Carlisle and Phil Davis, along with lots of others that Brits will recognise. A story of a robbery that turns into a dog eat dog competition of greed. I think Robert Carlisle has to be one of the best British actors at perfecting different regional accents. VERDICT: Quite an old film now, but if you've not seen it, give it a watch, I have probably watched this film around 10 times at least

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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