Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
it will no doubt find its boosters
| Original Score: C
The film picks up a little when the murder mystery kicks in, but it's only a brief respite.
In the end, Passion feels like a bit of a private joke -- one where the set-up is a little bit funnier than the punchline.
| Original Score: 6/10
Remaking Alain Corneau's 2010 French noir Love Crime proves less a comeback for De Palma and more what economists call a 'dead cat bounce.'
It's tacky, and garishly overblown.
| Original Score: 4/10
Where Corneau flirted with erotic tension, De Palma flaunts it. Where Corneau went for nightmarish reality, De Palma does noirish dreams.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
...a partially-successful throwback to the type of thrillers that De Palma used to specialize in.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Passion is a serpentine, gorgeously orchestrated gathering of all of De Palma's pet themes and conceits.
| Original Score: 3/4