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January 14, 2013
Earlier Antonioni films have often seemed studied, but not this one. Its details are easy and apropos.
August 12, 2006
What in different hands would have been a bombastic psychological thriller becomes a stark study of existential alienation.
June 24, 2006
A classic of a difficult and alienating kind, but one that really does shimmer in the mind like a remembered dream.
May 30, 2006
Thanks to Luciano Tovoli's magnificent cinematography of the African desert and the arid Spanish countryside, we gain a potent sense of Locke's internal emptiness.
February 9, 2006
The best of Antonioni's three English-language pictures.
January 13, 2006
The Passenger is a marvel of quiet insight in many ways, not least of which is the chance to view Jack Nicholson before he became JACK NICHOLSON.
December 1, 2005
A creator of lonely worlds, Mr. Antonioni painted one of his most vivid portraits of isolation with The Passenger.
November 18, 2005
A movie with which one can grow old, in the same sense that one can see great productions of Hamlet at 15 and 40 and 70 years of age, measuring the relative depth of one's experience of life and the world against its mature vision.
November 11, 2005
Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger is more than the re-release of a great film -- it's a rare chance to see a major cinematic work, perhaps more than once, on the big screen.
November 11, 2005
One of the deepest, most rigorous, and most rewarding films of its era.
November 10, 2005
It's a movie from the past that still points ahead to the future: a cinematic rite of passage that raptly recalls a time when the world may have been as uncertain as now, but the movies were often lovelier and more daring.
November 3, 2005
The film's final seven-minute shot is one of the great denouements in film history.
November 3, 2005
Antonioni's 1975 landmark.
November 2, 2005
The Passenger isn't finally the masterpiece some have made it out to be, but it retains a singular intrigue: It's the first, and probably the last, thriller ever made about depression.
October 28, 2005
The Passenger can make one nostalgic -- mostly, for a time when foreign films mattered.
Top Critic
October 26, 2005
The Passenger has lost none of its power in 30 years.
October 26, 2005
Leisurely and old-fashioned as The Passenger may be, this tour de force ending is worth the wait.
May 9, 2005
Michelangelo Antonioni's film about a man on the run from himself dazzles from first shot to last.
October 23, 2004
I admire the movie more 30 years later. I am more in sympathy with it.
January 10, 2004
Next to this film, Blowup seems a facile, though necessary, preliminary. By all means go [see it].