Face to Face

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  • PG
  • 1990
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.4  (119)

Face to Face is a 1990 psychological thriller film directed by TV veteran director/producer Lou Antonio. The film revolves around a successful businesswoman Sydney (Elizabeth Montgomery) who receives an anonymous phone call that begins to unravel her perfect life. She starts experiencing paranoia and fears that someone is after her due to her own troubling past. Robert Foxworth stars as her husband who is supportive but unaware of what is really going on with his wife.

The movie opens with Sydney's picture-perfect life, a successful career, perfect husband, and a beautiful home. The anonymous calls she receives disrupts her daily routine and she starts to feel threatened. She starts to experience dark hallucinations and searches for answers. Sydney becomes increasingly paranoid and believes that someone is stalking her. Her fears intensify as she receives more phone calls and bizarre gifts that suggest that someone knows her secrets. She confides in her husband who tries to reassure her that everything will be alright.

As the plot unfolds, it becomes clear that Sydney has a dark past which is starting to catch up with her. She tries to keep this hidden from her husband, but as the truth begins to surface, the cracks in their marriage become more apparent. Sydney is forced to confront her past and reveal the truth about herself to her husband. The tension between the couple and the mystery of who is making these ominous calls builds until the film's climax.

The movie's plot takes several twists and turns as Sydney's paranoia intensifies, and the suspense continues. The cinematography is strong, and the film's score heightens the tension in key scenes. Director Antonio uses shadow and light to great effect throughout the movie to create mood and enhance the film's atmosphere. With a runtime of 88 minutes, Face to Face is excellently paced, and the plot moves along quickly from scene to scene.

The standout performance in the film is undoubtedly by Elizabeth Montgomery, who shines as the troubled Sydney. Montgomery delivers an exceptional performance as she portrays the character's emotional turmoil, and it is hard not to be sympathetic towards her. Robert Foxworth, who plays Sydney's husband, is also excellent in his supporting role. However, it is clear that this is Montgomery's movie, and she carries the film with ease.

The film's portrayal of mental illness is relatively sensitive and accurate, and the director makes sure to tackle the topic responsibly. The film's themes of betrayal, paranoia, and hidden secrets are all handled by a steady hand, and the movie does not shy away from the darker aspects of the plot.

In conclusion, Face to Face is a suspenseful and well-crafted thriller that showcases the talent of the director and cast well. The movie's twists and turns keep the viewers engaged, and the performances by Elizabeth Montgomery and Robert Foxworth are top-notch. The film's themes are handled responsibly, and the cinematography and score are captivating. If you are a fan of psychological thrillers, then this movie should definitely be on your watch list.

Face to Face is a 1990 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

Face to Face
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    1 hr 33 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (119)