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The Two Faces of January

The Two Faces of JanuaryNo one stirred a cocktail of decadence and danger quite like Patricia Highsmith. But this stylish slow-burn Euro-thriller pales next to such previous...The Two Faces of JanuaryThrillerPT96MPG-13No one stirred a cocktail of decadence and danger quite like Patricia Highsmith. But this stylish slow-burn Euro-thriller pales next to such previous...2014-09-26Magnolia Pictures
THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst

THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst (Jack English)

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The Two Faces of January

Genre: Thriller; Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Viggo Mortensen; Director: Hossein Amini; Release Date Limited: 09/26/2014; Runtime (in minutes): 96; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

No one stirred a cocktail of decadence and danger quite like Patricia Highsmith. But this stylish slow-burn Euro-thriller pales next to such previous Highsmith adaptations as The Talented Mr. Ripley. Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst are a wealthy American couple vacationing in 1962 Greece who befriend a scamming expat (Oscar Isaac) who may be out to fleece them. Writer-director Hossein Amini uses murder, seduction, and betrayal to set a spring trap that never quite springs. But it sure looks swell. (Also on iTunes and VOD) B-