Passion Reviews

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 30, 2013
Entrancing and narcotizing in about equal measure.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 30, 2013
De Palma twists his noir into a Gordian knot
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
August 30, 2013
A lukewarm serving of Passion, a sometimes silly thriller
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 30, 2013
I have no objection to DePalma laughing at himself. But his heart's not in it. Neither is his libido. Passion lacks the promise of its title. It's dead inside.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Craig Seligman
Bloomberg News
August 30, 2013
The corporate machinations suggest something closer to a dark comedy than to a thriller. You don't walk away chilled, as you do from "Vertigo," but tickled by the coldness and lifted by the beauty of the style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kurt Loder
Reason Online
August 30, 2013
Murder, deceit, treacherous lesbians -- yes, Brian De Palma is back.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 30, 2013
Trashy remake of the brilliant French black comedy strips out the satire and slathers what's left in ridiculous lesbian-erotic-thriller sauce.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
August 29, 2013
"Passion" is often sleek and enjoyable, dispensing titillation, suspense and a few laughs without taking itself too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
August 29, 2013
"Passion" is one of those films that could almost act as a guilty pleasure if there weren't so many silly things holding it back.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 29, 2013
Mostly it's another opportunity for this most self-referential of directors to dip once again into his well-worn bag of tricks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
August 29, 2013
In a film that isn't so good ... excess becomes a lot less enjoyable. And "Passion" isn't so good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Justin Craig
FoxNews.com
August 29, 2013
Struggling with warts and all, "Passion" is a loopy but fun late-night thriller brimming with style and vitality from one of America's most exciting film makers.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
August 29, 2013
With no heat at all and a woefully disjointed cast, De Palma's danse macabre never catches fire.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
August 29, 2013
One of [De Palma's] sillier and trashier pictures, with nothing much to recommend it apart from those long-delayed bravura sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Harry Haun
Film Journal International
August 28, 2013
A rinky-dink, kinky sexploiter unworthy of Brian De Palma, who thoroughly trampled this tired territory decades ago and now returns looking much like a man trying to recapture his youth-and missing it to the point of self-parody.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 28, 2013
Passion turns into vintage De Palma - which is to say, the film seems almost engineered to get you giggling at the extravagance of its absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
August 27, 2013
Those who submit to the movie's spell may well find themselves giddy at how viscerally and confidently an old master can deploy the tools of his trade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
August 27, 2013
Passion is pretty good. If you cared enough to make a list, it might be your fifth or sixth favorite De Palma.
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
August 27, 2013
...at once a classy suspense movie and an unquestionably silly affair. Regardless of its glaring flaws, "Passion" is reassuringly old school.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
August 27, 2013
A misfire from start to finish. Track down Love Crimes to see what all the fuss is about.
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