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Passionada Reviews

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November 13, 2003
Lacks exactly what its title promises, passion, and any real Portuguese flavor.
August 11, 2003
The fact that it's such a small film is an intrinsic part of this romantic comedy's charm.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 13, 2003
A love story of immensely cheesy proportion that mistakes backhanded duplicity for burgeoning romance.
| Original Score: 1/4
September 5, 2003
Top heavy on charm and sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 15, 2003
The movie is full of annoying tics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 11, 2003
While the situations don't add up to a satisfying film, the characters are pleasing to watch.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 11, 2003
A feel-good romantic comedy without a shred of credibility.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 12, 2003
Afraid to trust the strength of its simple story, it clutters it up with subplots, some of which seem to have been forgotten in the editing.
August 23, 2003
I can't help but feel Ireland, one great movie aside, is fast becoming a talent of unlimited yet never-to-be-realized potential. What a shame.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 12, 2003
Despite its porn-movie title, this predictable and uninspired romantic drama fizzles like a wet squib.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 30, 2003
It is directed (by Dan Ireland) at such a lethargic pace that you won't really care whether poor Celia gets her groove back or not.
August 29, 2003
Some of it is pedestrian, much is predictable.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 9, 2003
The clash between Ireland's art house aspirations and the obviousness of his choices ... is grating.
September 12, 2003
There are movies that are made for the big screen, and movies that are made for the small screen; Passionada is the latter type.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
September 12, 2003
This slight and pleasantly predictable film coasts along on the considerable charms of its cast and exotic setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 2, 2004
Plugs New Bedford into the ethnic romantic comedy formula, and the results are, well, formulaic.
| Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 2, 2004
It's a shame that more care wasn't taken in the handling of the characters or the multiple plot threads.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 8, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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