Passion Reviews

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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.
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...
April 28, 2015
Delirious, exquisite trash.
August 10, 2014
This film is an old-fashioned glove that still fits De Palma pretty comfortably.
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.
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.
September 3, 2013
generates suspense and tension the old-fashioned way while simultaneously heightening everything to the point of near absurdity
August 30, 2013
The corporate machinations suggest something closer to a dark comedy than to a thriller. You don't walk away chilled, as you do from "Vertigo," but tickled by the coldness and lifted by the beauty of the style.
August 30, 2013
Murder, deceit, treacherous lesbians -- yes, Brian De Palma is back.
August 29, 2013
"Passion" is often sleek and enjoyable, dispensing titillation, suspense and a few laughs without taking itself too seriously.
August 29, 2013
Struggling with warts and all, "Passion" is a loopy but fun late-night thriller brimming with style and vitality from one of America's most exciting film makers.
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.
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.
August 27, 2013
...at once a classy suspense movie and an unquestionably silly affair. Regardless of its glaring flaws, "Passion" is reassuringly old school.
August 13, 2013
This is half a good De Palma film, which means it's still superior to most movies.
August 7, 2013
Doesn't really break any new ground for the director, and yet as a technical exercise it's nice to see De Palma back in his element.
August 6, 2013
The movie is one long game of misdirection, playing tricks on viewers from scene to scene, and showing how easy it is to steer a crowd into missing something important.
August 2, 2013
All the problems that I have with Passion narratively are overshadowed by the fact that De Palma the visual master has shown signs of life for the first time in a decade.
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