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  • Summary: An ambitious drama that tells an ultimately uplifting story about the importance of family and the role it plays in shaping a child's life. (Indican Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Face becomes a study of the immigrant embrace of freedom in America - a bridge built over time and generations.
  2. Engaging, if sometimes obvious.
  3. 60
    Hard-headed to the end, the three women in Face prove that if nothing else, stubborness and inflexibilty run in the family.
  4. 50
    Well-intentioned but muddled, Face groans under the weight of its earnest ambition.
  5. 50
    Though the clash between old-world parents and their American-born children is familiar territory, New Jersey-born, Taiwan-raised director/cowriter Bay-Sa Pan gives the conflict a culturally particular spin and elicits strong performances from her appealing cast.
  6. 50
    Only at the end, when one of the principals makes a decision you don't see coming, does Face fleetingly weigh in as a movie you haven't seen a thousand times before at ethnically correct film festivals.
  7. No amount of goodwill can rescue Face from its painfully literal script and acting that's all about projecting recognizable attitude rather than drawing in viewers.

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