Crimes of Passion
Crimes of Passion (1984)

Joanna Crane (Kathleen Turner) is a cold, workaholic sportswear designer, divorced and dedicated only to her job. Once strapped into that role, Joanna looks for an "out" and finds it by donning a wig and hitting the pavement as a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 19, 1984
DVD Release Date: August 6, 2002
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Alternate Ending

An extraordinary sensory experience... it becomes more like an Expressionist depiction of sex than a straightforward realist narrative.

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Douglas Pratt

The satire is too awfully confused about the differences between sex and love to be making profound or ironic statements about the nature of romance.

Cole Smithey

The divine madness of Ken Russell is in full bloom here.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Ken Russell's searing drama about life and sex in America.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It plays out as a cheesy and shrill satire on America's sexual mores.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This seemed like it would be a good movie at first, it's got an interesting plot, good actors, and it starts out good, but it disappoints in the end.… More
Anthony Valletta
Good old fashion Ken Russell sleaze.
Dean McKenna
Ken Russell's masterpiece has cult movie written all over it. A lurid, extreme sex-and-violence fantasy porno-movie, it is also a brilliant satire on the… More
Chris Garman
Crimes of Passion is Ken Russell's 1984 erotic thriller about a fashion designer (Kathleen Turner) who moonlights as hooker China Blue by night. Along the… More