Passion Reviews

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May 27, 2020
The beginning and the end are solidly, hilariously ridiculous.
March 26, 2020
Yes, it's free on Netflix, but can you get that time back? No.
August 22, 2019
Passion is just too silly to hold to any high esteem, even as high class camp.
June 22, 2019
Filled with dumb plot twists, schemes and hammy performances from Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace, Passion is De Palma gleefully making a mess and daring the audience to keep watching.
November 17, 2018
Hopelessly dull and flat... Sadly, Passion is merely reduced to silly-minded sensual cinema as it awkwardly echoes DePalma's earlier influences with psychological thrillers.
November 7, 2017
Despite the low vs. high dialectic, Passion is saying nothing of substance about cultural relativism or commodification.
October 25, 2017
As much as [De Palma] beautifies this mess-the movie's so sleek, you'll worry that the cast is gonna slip off the damn screen-it's still a mess.
October 6, 2017
There isn't a lot of passion in Brian De Palma's Passion but there is a love of kinkiness, flirtation, sensation, and the thrill of playing big business games and an odd intimacy that we don't always get in De Palma...
June 19, 2016
'Passion' is, outside of its cinephile-pleasing gestures, a pretty bad movie. If it bore any other filmmaker's name, would we cut it the same slack?
May 10, 2016
This trashy agenda could have a certain appeal if it were executed with wry humour or nightmarish obsessiveness -- as in, say, De Palma's Dressed To Kill -- but this time around the whole thing feels so vapid, so dated.
April 28, 2015
Delirious, exquisite trash.
August 10, 2014
This film is an old-fashioned glove that still fits De Palma pretty comfortably.
June 28, 2014
Like late-period Hitchcock, you hang in there because there's enough zing left on the screen to let you know you're watching a real filmmaker at work-but the payoffs never really come and certainly the movie never lives up to its title.
April 18, 2014
Brian De Palma has enough great movies in his filmography that he can always count on remaining one of my all-time favorite directors. But, man, it sure would be nice if he made at least one wholly successful film in the 21st century.
February 4, 2014
The plot is secondary to the delightfully strange and impeccably soapy vibes; the marriage of camp and cheap Euro-eroticism masquerading as serious art.
December 13, 2013
The film works toward its own gleeful deconstruction, bringing as many cliches of the genre into its orbit so that they can be obliterated together.
November 14, 2013
De Palma wallows in the excesses of his cutthroat corporate connivers ... Virtually actor proof, his movie withstands performances that aren't as wild and liberated as his direction.
November 5, 2013
The movie's main redeeming quality is De Palma's typically dazzling visual style.
November 3, 2013
October 10, 2013
Passion is bright, shiny and lurid. It's just that it feels, well, passionless.
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