Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Two Faces of January

An American con artist (Oscar Isaacs) plying his trade in Athens befriends a wealthy couple (Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst) touring the ancient city, their relationship becoming even more complicated following a murder at their hotel. The Two Faces of January offers a humdrum story with contrived plotting, though not unsatisfying for what you buy in for from a Patricia Highsmith adaptation. Mortensen and Dunst, two performers I admire, are hard to take hear but Isaacs is quite good, enigmatic at that. Good use is made of location shooting.
** 1/2 out of ****