Home Movie Review English English Movie Review
The Two Faces of January is a suspense thriller written and directed by Hossein Amini. The film is based on the book of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. Tom

The Two Faces Of January Movie Review

The Two Faces Of January Movie Review English
Review for the film " The Two Faces of January"
Streaming On: Amazon Prime Video
Runtime: 01 Hour 37 Minutes
Certificate: A
Released: 28-08-2014
Genre: Thriller
4 / 5.0
3.47 / 5.0

CAST & CREW


MORE CAST & CREW


  • Producer:
  • Robyn Slovo
  • Tim Bevan
  • Eric Fellner
  • Tom Sternberg
  • Music Director:
  • Alberto Iglesias
  • Editor:
  • Nicolas Chaudeurge
  • Jon Harris
  • Director:
  • Hossein Amini
  • Supporting Actress:
  • Costume Designer:
  • Steven Noble
  • Ezgi Inal
  • Art Director:
  • Katrina Mackay
  • Deniz Gokturk
  • Alex Baily
  • Sandra Phillips
  • First Assistant Director:
  • Belkis Turan
  • Alex Oakley
  • Second Assistant Director:
  • Zoe Liang
  • Gamze Ogut
  • Emmanuela Fragiadaki
  • Co-Producer:
  • Caroline Hewitt
  • Director of Photography:
  • Marcel Zyskind
  • Executive Producer:
  • Tim Bricknell
  • Ron Halpern
  • Max Minghella
  • Line Producer:
  • Alex Sutherland
  • Visual Effects Producer:
  • Rachel Wheeler
  • Casting Director:
  • David Rubin
  • Safak Binay
  • Richard Hicks
  • Christina Akzoti
  • Jina Jay
  • Alex Kelly
  • Gulum Balsu
  • Novelist:
  • Patricia Highsmith
  • Still Photographer:
  • Jack English
  • empty:
  • Johnathan Rush
  • Assistant Costume Designer:
  • Ezgi Acar
  • Visual Effects Supervisor:
  • Stuart Lashley
  • Screenplay Writer:
  • Hossein Amini
  • Gaffer:
  • Mark Clayton
  • Music Editor:
  • Tony Lewis
  • Production Designer:
  • Michael Carlin
  • Set Decorator:
  • Dominic Capon
  • Costume Assistant:
  • Beril Sinan
  • Location Manager:
  • Jonah Coombes
  • Makeup Artist:
  • Tahira Herold
  • Ebru Kiziltan
  • Hair Stylist:
  • Tapio Salmi
  • Post Production Supervisor:
  • Tania Blunden
  • Stunt Coordinator:
  • Andy Bennett
  • Stunt Performer:
  • Umit Ahmed
  • Pablo Verdejo
  • Stunt Double:
  • Heather Phillips
  • David Newton
  • Visual Effects Coordinator:
  • Yogita Narsian
  • Compositor:
  • Marc Hutchings
  • Visual Effects Artist:
  • Chris Hardman
  • Alex Goodfellow
  • Camera Operator:
  • Ercan Yilmaz
  • Set Dresser:
  • Apostolos Gkaranis
  • Nikos Thomas
  • Associate Editor:
  • Rebecca Lloyd
  • Lighting Technician:
  • Gary Hedges
  • Production Supervisor:
  • Kate Fasulo
  • Costume Supervisor:
  • Hannah Walter
  • Camera Assistant:
  • Ali Acar
  • Supporting Actor:

The Two Faces of January is a suspense thriller written and directed by Hossein Amini. The film is based on the book of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. Tom Sternberg, Tim Bevan Timothy John Bevan is the co-chairman of Working T >> Read More... , Eric Fellner Eric Fellner is an English film producer. He was b >> Read More... , and Robyn Solovo have co-produced this film. This film is distributed under the combined banner of Magnolia Pictures and StudioCanal. Marcel Zyskind is the cinematographer, while Nicholas Chaudeurge and Jon Harris are the editors of this film. This film stars Viggo Mortensen He is a talented actor, musician, photographer, pa >> Read More... , Kirsten Dunst She’s one the most glamorous actress and garnered >> Read More... , and Oscar Isaac Oscar Isaac Hernandez-Estrada was born on March 9, >> Read More... in the lead. The supporting cast of this film includes Yigit Ozsener, Daisy Bevan, David Warshofsky, etc. The film got a theatrical release on 28 August 2014.

Plot

In 1962, swindlers Chester and Colette MacFarland were touring Greece. Here, they meet Rydal Keener, a tour guide who cons the visiting tourists.

However, what began as a simple dinner invitation, turns into a never-ending chase, following the accidental death of a private detective. As Rydal is drawn to Colette, and Chester tries to evade the authorities by any means, who will prevail?  

Star Performances

Hossein Amini delivers a home run in his directorial debut. Given the era the plot is set in, one could almost expect a cameo of Alfred Hitchcock midway.

The trio of Viggo, Kirsten, and Oscar have done a phenomenal job. They keep the momentum going, even as the authorities are after them.

Analysis

If you are a fan of old-school murder mysteries, Hossein Amini has just delivered the right film for you. ‘The Two Faces of January,’ based on the book of the same name, is a surprisingly good adaptation, that focuses more on the substance than the style.

It seems that Hossein Amini is a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock because he has made generous use of the effects popularized by the ‘master of suspense.’ Many will find it hard to believe that this is just the first project of Hossein as a film director.

Set in the early 60s, the film starts on a decent note, but soon takes a turn for the better, with twists very few could anticipate. What’s the point of a good thriller if you can predict the next twist from miles away?

The visuals are equally stunning, showing Athens, Crete, and Istanbul with an old-school charm. The acting performances are great, but the ultimate showstopper is Oscar Isaac. Known previously for his acting brilliance in the film ‘ Inside Llewyn Davis Click to look into! >> Read More... ,’ Oscar has proved that he is an actor with the potential to do the unthinkable. With a role as layered as that of Rydal, Oscar leaves a lasting impression.

What's There?

  • An innovative homage to the likes of Alfred Hitchcock
  • Brilliant screenplay and direction by Hossein Amini
  • Great acting performances from Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac, and Kirsten Dunst

What's Not There?

  • Minor flaws in editing

Verdict

'The Two Faces of January’ is a noble homage to the old school thrillers, popularized by the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch David Lynch is a renowned American film director, >> Read More... . In his directorial debut, Hossein Amini delivers a surprisingly good package, with Oscar Isaac as the standout performer. If you like such films, just go and watch ‘The Two Faces of January’ immediately.


TRAILER


LATEST MOVIE REVIEW

Running in Theaters

Treasure Movie Review

Treasure Movie Review

Cast
Lena Dunham, Stephen Fry
Release Date
19 Jul, 2024
Drama
Users Rating (3.45 / 5)

Running in Theaters

The Collective Movie Review

The Collective Movie Review

Cast
Ruby Rose
Release Date
19 Jul, 2024
Action, Thriller, Adventure, Mystery
Users Rating (3.23 / 5)

Running in Theaters

Immaculate Movie Review

Immaculate Movie Review

Cast
Sydney Sweeney, Simona Tobasco, Alvaro Morte, Sydney Sweeney
Release Date
19 Jul, 2024
Horror, Thriller
Director
Michael Mohan
Users Rating (3.13 / 5)

Running in Theaters

Twisters Movie Review

Twisters Movie Review

Cast
Kiernan Shipka, Nik Dodani, Daisy Edgar Jones, Kiernan Shipka, Nik Dodani
Release Date
18 Jul, 2024
Action, Thriller, Adventure
Users Rating (3.59 / 5)

Upcoming

Justice League: Crisis On Infinite Earths Part One Movie Review
Users Rating (3.64 / 5)

Recent Release

Robot Dreams Movie Review

Robot Dreams Movie Review

Release Date
21 Jun, 2024
Drama, Musical, Animation
Users Rating (3.51 / 5)

LATEST MOVIE REVIEWS


Running in Theaters

19 Jul, 2024

Running in Theaters

19 Jul, 2024

Running in Theaters

19 Jul, 2024

Running in Theaters

18 Jul, 2024

Recent Release

21 Jun, 2024