Passion (2013)

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).… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 5, 2013
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: For better as well as worse, Passion is vintage De Palma sexploitation -- although with a storyline sillier than most, it fails to generate as much heat as his steamiest work.

Soren Anderson
Seattle Times

What we have here is a tale of lust, deception, manipulation and murder. Quintessential De Palma, in other words.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

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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Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects

This film is an old-fashioned glove that still fits De Palma pretty comfortably.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

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.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

After the clinically dull first half, it's more desperate pantry raid than feast.

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Richard Knight
Windy City 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.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

A throwaway by a gifted filmmaker who has run out of ideas.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Entrancing and narcotizing in about equal measure.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhăes
For its most part, this is a solid thriller whose technical brilliance (mainly the fantastic art direction, mise-en-scčne, cinematography, editing and score) is… More
Michael S
Brian DePalma's "Passion" is perhaps the most self-indulgent movie of the year; by it's very existence it's possible you'll really… More
Nicki Marie
I thought this was quite good. Visually striking with strong performances, and there was some type of logic at the end. Initially I didn't know what to… More
Manu Gino
No backstabbing. Just business. Very Good Film! It's a cross between a late night made for cable movie and a European art film. The cinematography is… More
Josh Lewis
With a talented director and cast I went into this expecting some trashy fun, but it was just trash. I'm on the record in my other reviews stating I hate… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Stylistically exquisite show of De Palma's known, lauded or hated, trickery behind cameras. His expresionistic approach, emphasized by a very pleasant… More