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Passion Reviews

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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
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
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
September 4, 2013
A throwaway by a gifted filmmaker who has run out of ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
September 2, 2013
Despite De Palma's lavish proof of what he can accomplish with classical technique, the movie comes off as too much for too little, a collection of mechanisms that decorate mechanisms.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
August 30, 2013
After the clinically dull first half, it's more desperate pantry raid than feast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 30, 2013
Entrancing and narcotizing in about equal measure.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 30, 2013
I have no objection to DePalma laughing at himself. But his heart's not in it. Neither is his libido. Passion lacks the promise of its title. It's dead inside.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
August 29, 2013
"Passion" is often sleek and enjoyable, dispensing titillation, suspense and a few laughs without taking itself too seriously.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 29, 2013
Mostly it's another opportunity for this most self-referential of directors to dip once again into his well-worn bag of tricks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
August 29, 2013
In a film that isn't so good ... excess becomes a lot less enjoyable. And "Passion" isn't so good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
August 29, 2013
With no heat at all and a woefully disjointed cast, De Palma's danse macabre never catches fire.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
August 29, 2013
One of [De Palma's] sillier and trashier pictures, with nothing much to recommend it apart from those long-delayed bravura sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 28, 2013
Passion turns into vintage De Palma - which is to say, the film seems almost engineered to get you giggling at the extravagance of its absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
August 27, 2013
Those who submit to the movie's spell may well find themselves giddy at how viscerally and confidently an old master can deploy the tools of his trade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
August 27, 2013
Passion is pretty good. If you cared enough to make a list, it might be your fifth or sixth favorite De Palma.
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
August 27, 2013
...at once a classy suspense movie and an unquestionably silly affair. Regardless of its glaring flaws, "Passion" is reassuringly old school.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Justin Chang
Variety
August 26, 2013
This tarted-up English-language remake affords some modestly campy pleasures, but lacks the delirious trash-horror verve of De Palma's best work.
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
August 2, 2013
Passion smacks of self-parody; by the time De Palma makes his way to some intended-to-be-jolting final shots, I found myself laughing out loud at his shamelessness.
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Peter Sobczynski
RogerEbert.com
August 1, 2013
Brian De Palma is one of the great seducers of the cinema, and he proves it with "Passion," a spellbinding thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Globe and Mail
January 22, 2013
Where Corneau flirted with erotic tension, De Palma flaunts it. Where Corneau went for nightmarish reality, De Palma does noirish dreams.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
September 9, 2012
it will no doubt find its boosters
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter
September 7, 2012
Remaking Alain Corneau's 2010 French noir Love Crime proves less a comeback for De Palma and more what economists call a 'dead cat bounce.'