The Two Faces of January

The Two Faces of January

Streaming Video - 2014
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From the author of The Talented Mr. Ripley and the producers of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy comes a stylish and breathtaking thriller following the charismatic Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his alluring wife Colette (Kirsten Dunst) as they befriend a young guide (Oscar Isaac) during a European trip. Their friendship quickly takes a dangerous turn when it morphs into a love triangle rife with envy, obsession, and murder.
Publisher: [United States] : Magnolia : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: streaming video file (1 video file (ca. 96 min.)) : sd., col


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Dec 23, 2018

All style, no substance. None of the characters were sympathetic and there was no real suspense.

Mar 01, 2018

Neither very exciting, or interesting. Waisted opportunity for a good movie.

Jul 20, 2017

None of the characters in this film are worth a second look. Their beauty is entirely on the surface. Just another film without any redeeming moral, social, political, cultural or aesthetic values. I could only take 45 minutes; it would have been better not to have started at all. How can there be suspense when you don't care what happens to anyone?

Oct 10, 2016

Interesting story line of how a tour guide can scam tourists. Seemed to drag on with lots of smoking and drinking. Thank you patrons for rating this on dashboard.

JCLEdwardR Sep 22, 2016

Slow but in the classic movie sense. There is a lot of characterization in conversations and camera angles. That approach isn't for everyone. I do see the comparisons to Hitchcock and I do not think they're unfounded. Is this a perfect reflection of Hitchcock, no. Is it very Hitchcock-ian, yes.

Oscaar Isaac and Viggo Mortensen are amazing actors. I am always mixed about Kirsten Dunst but I think her skills were well suited for this part.

Jul 03, 2016

This movie had it all: love, crime, and left my husband and I sitting on the edge of our seat wondering what would happen next.

Marinetti Feb 12, 2016

I thought this was a very good adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel- I found it best to go into the film knowing little or nothing. Still, it's best to experience the movie as a character study of desperate and dangerous people on the fringes of society.

Jan 11, 2016

A tense psychological thriller.

Jan 01, 2016

The thing about Two Faces of January is that it has the right elements, but manages to get them wrong. It is based on a story by Patricia Highsmith, a great author, but far from her best work. It was produced by Max Minghella, seemingly not out of artistic conviction, but in tribute to his late father Anthony, the director of another Highsmith adaptation, The Talented Mr. Ripley. The director tries to make a Hitchcockian thriller, without having a clear idea on how to do so. Kirsten Dunst, though a good actress, is no femme fatale, and Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac are in no way reminiscent of father and son, though the story keeps insisting they are. Of all of the above, Mortensen comes out the best, as an edgy, aging man on the run.

Dec 19, 2015

Too slow and not much story. Not recommended.

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Mar 06, 2015

Rydal: Coffee's cold and the beer's warm.

Chester: Truth is we're joined at the hip. l get caught, l take you down. You get caught, you turn me in. l guess you must have thought of that or you would have gone to the cops.
Rydal: You have no idea what l'm thinking.
Chester: I know you wouldn't be here if you didn't have a little larceny in your veins ...


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