Passion in the Desert Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 1, 2000
When Robert sheds his clothes and begins to paint himself like his feline love, I was singing in my head 'Everybody Wants to Be a Cat.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
While Currier's film is beautifully photographed, it's so far-fetched and so anachronistic, without the benefit of an overriding vision, that it simply ends up being monotonous.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 28, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 24, 2007
A shameless art movie about a man falling in love with a wild leopard; that takes guts.
| Original Score: 3/5
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
January 4, 2005
Simply gorgeous.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: B
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 2, 2002
A beautiful film brimming with breathtaking scenes of danger, wonder and the communion between man and beast.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 15, 2012
An impressive feature film debut for filmmaker Lavinia Currier. With the exception of one scene that crosses the line, her work here shows intelligence, sensitivity, artistry, and courage.
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 4, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 73/100
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
April 4, 2007
Part an adventurous love story between a man and a leopard, part a metaphysical meditation about the mysteries of Nature, Lavinia Currier's feature directorial debut is dramatically inert but visually striking.
Full Review | Original Score: C+

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001

Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000

Movieline
January 28, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
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