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Passione Reviews

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June 23, 2011
As a mix-tape, Passione opens up many possibilities for more guided listening, but as a film, it's at times maddeningly incomplete.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 19, 2011
There's a pleasant song at the beginning of "Passione." Then, another one that sounds almost exactly the same. Then, another and another and another.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 1, 2011
Entertainers bloom from nowhere, sing and then vanish - it's rather like an extended music video.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 21, 2011
Works best when its director tamps down his impulse to enhance the performances with florid narratives, focusing on just the singer and the song.
December 1, 2011
It's a happy ramble through the storied streets with Turturro as our guide, not pretending to be an expert; it's more like having a good friend take you to this place he really loves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 18, 2011
The richness that John Turturro professes to find in the music is likely to remain largely unapparent to the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 4, 2011
Part documentary, part musical, all fabulous. John Turturro's deep affection for Naples, Italy, and its music shines through every frame.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 28, 2011
Like pasta, Turturro throws it on the wall and some of it sticks.
June 24, 2011
[D]espite confusing presentation of . . . specifics of each song and artist . . . the passion comes through, enthusiastically bringing Neapolitan music to the world stage.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 8, 2011
Nothing is middle-of-the-road here: It's heartbreaking passion or riotous humor, and always performed at full throttle.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 24, 2011
It can sometimes be hard to sit through, but another song is coming soon, and anyway, close your eyes and imagine you're on vacation, sipping vino in a piazza, soaking in the street life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 18, 2011
[VIDEO] If you want passion, "Passione" has plenty to share.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 20, 2011
The actor-director's love letter to some 800 years of Neapolitan expression probes its subject with a wide romantic outlook.
June 23, 2011
challenges and engages us to find the familiar in the Neapolitan sounds it presents
| Original Score: 3.5/5
June 14, 2011
A sensuous tribute to the city of Naples and the emotional undertow of its diverse musical traditions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 23, 2011
...something very unique and often mesmerizing
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 23, 2011
...the music, with songs of infidelity, romance, sorrow and joy, is my draw to "Passione."
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 21, 2011
While "Passione" praises the spirit of its subjects, it also attends to the discipline and tenacity that makes them worth noticing.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 5, 2011
Passione is a surprise and a delight from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 29, 2011
This is a one-of-a-kind documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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