The second best scene is the shootout at the end. Back-to-back, Archer beats at the door, and Castor answers. You can almost hear the desperation in Archer's voice as he begs for Castor's life. "I need to know," he pleads. "Is there any chance?" Archer tells him the truth. "No." Castor is surprised and winds up getting a perfect shot in the gut with the shotgun. Archer knocks him out and quickly drains his body of blood as Eve looks on, terrified.
That is as far as movies go. It's not the most famous shootout scene in Hollywood history. But it is one of the best. The important thing is to consider that every time you watch something, even the most classic of films, you are in active devotion to the filmmaker's intent. And Face/Off is not a bad movie. It's one of the best. In that respect, it is one of the greatest action movies ever made.
Because I had the pleasure of knowing this, Face/Off is one of my favorites. However, that's not to say that there aren't other favorites. I can tell you what some of my personal favorites are, but like any critic, and this one no more than that, I can't speak for the entire world.
Let's face it: Face/Off is the best action movie ever, and you don't have to worry about what genre it fits into. It's a fairly straightforward and linear action movie -- consider this a John Woo fan's delight. d2c66b5586