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Passion Reviews

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November 16, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 5, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 5, 2013
The movie's main redeeming quality is De Palma's typically dazzling visual style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 3, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 10, 2013
Passion is bright, shiny and lurid. It's just that it feels, well, passionless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 26, 2013
What we have here is a tale of lust, deception, manipulation and murder. Quintessential De Palma, in other words.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 12, 2013
One's ultimate reaction is likely to one of indifference, bemusement or outright disdain considering the pedigree of the filmmaker helming the project: Brian De Palma.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 8, 2013
Though you can't logically buy into the movie in the slightest, at least you can enjoy it for the lurid trash that it is.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 6, 2013
It feels like a reunion with a weird old friend, the kind who's obsessed with the kinkier side of Alfred Hitchcock, Emmanuelle movies, sensual body lotions and smooth jazz sax solos.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2013
Less mysterious than confusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.4/10
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