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Passionada Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 13, 2003
Lacks exactly what its title promises, passion, and any real Portuguese flavor.
Carlo Cavagna
August 11, 2003
The fact that it's such a small film is an intrinsic part of this romantic comedy's charm.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
August 13, 2003
A love story of immensely cheesy proportion that mistakes backhanded duplicity for burgeoning romance.
| Original Score: 1/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 5, 2003
Top heavy on charm and sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 15, 2003
The movie is full of annoying tics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 11, 2003
While the situations don't add up to a satisfying film, the characters are pleasing to watch.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 11, 2003
A feel-good romantic comedy without a shred of credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 12, 2003
Afraid to trust the strength of its simple story, it clutters it up with subplots, some of which seem to have been forgotten in the editing.
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
September 12, 2003
Despite its porn-movie title, this predictable and uninspired romantic drama fizzles like a wet squib.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
August 30, 2003
It is directed (by Dan Ireland) at such a lethargic pace that you won't really care whether poor Celia gets her groove back or not.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 29, 2003
Some of it is pedestrian, much is predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Leslie Camhi
Village Voice
September 9, 2003
The clash between Ireland's art house aspirations and the obviousness of his choices ... is grating.
Kim Morgan
September 12, 2003
There are movies that are made for the big screen, and movies that are made for the small screen; Passionada is the latter type.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 12, 2003
This slight and pleasantly predictable film coasts along on the considerable charms of its cast and exotic setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald
February 2, 2004
Plugs New Bedford into the ethnic romantic comedy formula, and the results are, well, formulaic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Greg Muskewitz
May 10, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
September 2, 2004
It's a shame that more care wasn't taken in the handling of the characters or the multiple plot threads.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Emanuel Levy
November 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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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AV Club
August 14, 2003

Boston Phoenix
September 13, 2003

Orlando Weekly
November 20, 2003
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