Face/Off is far and away my favorite action film. Fast paced, lots of explosions, high body count, and mind twister story! As improbable as the trading face concept may sound, John Woo pulled it off so convincingly. Travolta and Cage were at their best playing very believable good/bad, bad/good guys. They should have won oscars for such great portrayals. Everyone that I've shown that film to has loved it, and they were not even action buffs! How screwed up was it when Cage (posing as Castor Troy) is in jail, and he is set in the middle room, told that he has a vistor. The door rolls open and it is Travolta (posing as Archer) standing there! Cage then realizes that everyone that knew he was undercover has been killed, and now he really is trapped in the prison as Castor Troy for the rest of his life. Then Evil Archer lets him know that he is living with his family. So the villian that killed the real Archer's son and the villian that Archer has devoted his whole life to put behind bars is now roaming free and boning his wife? Is that the most ultimate rejection or what?! and what about The scene where Sean and Eve Archer go to the cemetary to commemorate the dead kids birthday... Chilling! I have watched the movie so many times and there are really no major holes in the unbelievable plot. This film really brought front stage John Woo's amazing gun fights. Gun fights went from just being a way of eliminating the bad guy to a piece of film art! For example John Woo playing "Somewhere over the Rainbow" while all hell is breaking lose and the little kid is sitting on a lighted box just ready to get hit by a stray bullet. and When they were all in the Church with guns pointed at each other. I was holding my breath for a minute during that sequence More than enought action for the typical Die Hard fan. I call it Die Hard with a plot. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and make it your next rental/purchase!