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: Jay Carr
    What Gibson gives us is a portrait of a man behaving gracefully under several kinds of pressure, some of it shamefully unfair. It's a solid acting achievement, and his directing, which never calls attention to itself, is right on the money, too. The Man Without a Face is an affecting evocation of a man of principle who teaches a boy what's important. [25 Aug 1993, p.53]
  2. It has a schlocky title and a rocky start, but then something happens - The Man Without a Face finds its rhythm and its grip, seizing the audience and propelling us straight through to the dewy climax. [25 Aug 1993, p.C2]
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    Gibson has done a capable job of directing The Man Without a Face, showing little in the way of a personal style, but taking advantage of the skills brought to the project by his collaborators. [27 Aug 1993]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  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 »