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From screenwriter/director Brian De Palma (The Black Dahlia, The Untouchables, Scarface), PASSION stars leading-actress Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris, The Vow) and the talented Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo). Based on the 2010 French thriller Love Crime, PASSION tells the enthralling story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business.(c) eOne

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What we have here is a tale of lust, deception, manipulation and murder. Quintessential De Palma, in other words."
‑ Soren Anderson, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"This film is an old-fashioned glove that still fits De Palma pretty comfortably."
‑ Jack Giroux, Film School Rejects
"The plot is secondary to the delightfully strange and impeccably soapy vibes; the marriage of camp and cheap Euro-eroticism masquerading as serious art."
‑ Tom Clift, Movie Mezzanine
"Passion is bright, shiny and lurid. It's just that it feels, well, passionless."
‑ Jay Stone,
"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."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"After the clinically dull first half, it's more desperate pantry raid than feast."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"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."
‑ Kent Turner,
"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."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"A throwaway by a gifted filmmaker who has run out of ideas."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Entrancing and narcotizing in about equal measure."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"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."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"The movie's main redeeming quality is De Palma's typically dazzling visual style."
‑ Josh Bell, Film Racket
"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."
‑ Dave White,
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