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Passionada Reviews

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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
March 31, 2004
Goes down smoothly thanks to the trio of lead actors, whose enthusiasm and chemistry help make up for the routine filmmaking.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 24, 2003
The romance in Passionada is appealing enough, but the movie's real strengths are Rossum, whose wide eyes and easy laugh may remind you of Julia Roberts, its surprising characters and the stunning coastal setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
September 12, 2003
Passionada is not as passionate as you may suspect. It's just a tender story about how opposites attract, and how much the nation is opening toward those who are different.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 12, 2003
Passionada is a beguiling love story about two middle-agers who must set aside their loyalties to the past in order to forge a meaningful future together.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
September 8, 2003
A warm, sincere love story especially suitable as a date movie for people in their 30s and 40s.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 29, 2003
We feel surprising affection for these people from New Bedford, Mass.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
August 28, 2003
It's extremely likable and well done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
August 25, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
August 23, 2003
Delivers some fine performances and sweet moments.
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine
August 19, 2003
Judged by Passionada's own standards, its compelling cast and sincere matchmaking goals are reason enough to play along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 19, 2003
["Passionada"] could generate some general attention with femme auds looking for a quality romance, attractive characters and a sweet, sometimes funny story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 18, 2003
A mild, but affectionate thumbs up.
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
August 17, 2003
Passionada has the relaxing beauty of a great summer vacation, the kind where you don't do anything particularly special but leave feeling recharged.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 15, 2003
It's dappled with small pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 15, 2003
Ireland enables Passionada to transcend formula by keeping the emotions strong and grounding them in a bright, specific world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
August 15, 2003
Ireland ... keeps matters small and intimate here, wisely focusing almost exclusively on his attractive two stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
August 15, 2003
A charming and luxurious romantic interlude.
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
August 15, 2003
Wildly passionate and sensual with a new cast of faces who are utterly spellbinding, this film has it all: romance, love and family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

E! Online
August 15, 2003
The buoyant cast manages to float this boat just fine.
Full Review | Original Score: B
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 14, 2003
An engaging and similarly well conceived, directed and acted romantic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B+

Orlando Weekly
November 20, 2003

Boston Phoenix
September 13, 2003
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AV Club
August 14, 2003
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