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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 26, 2013
What we have here is a tale of lust, deception, manipulation and murder. Quintessential De Palma, in other words.
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.
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.
September 5, 2013
Less mysterious than confusing.
September 4, 2013
A throwaway by a gifted filmmaker who has run out of ideas.
September 3, 2013
Passion is a Brian De Palma greatest hits package, the filmmaker showing off, more than anything else.
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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