Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Furiously intent on celebrating male love, Gibson and company try to refuse the erotics of friendship and miserably, wonderously fail. [[31 Aug 1993]
  2. Usually, I am not so persnickety about such things, especially with first-timers, but the accumulation of mis-matched shots is so great that you have to wonder why some of the more experienced crew members weren't climbing the rafters to say “Whoa, Mel.”
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jul 13, 2014
    Man without a face is one of Gibson's movies. He put his own witty touched on his character who isn't
    your usual character in dramas. The
    movie is unique in its execution and the movie is very underrated.
    This is one of my favourite movies, A+.
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  2. Jul 13, 2014
    Man without a face is a clever drama with Mel Gibson and Nick Stahl. The movie has a great screenplay
    and every actor adds substance to the
    movie, the movie is a dramatic masterpiece. Full Review »
  3. Jul 13, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Man Without A Face is a great drama directed by Mel Gibson. Gibson also stars in the movie. He lives isolated in a cabin outside of the town. He starts tutoring a young boy but he doesn't get permission from his parents. The child doesn't know about the accident, and other secrets come out. Overall this is a very smart drama with great acting from Mel Gibson and Nick Stahl. Full Review »