Passages

critic Reviews

, 94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Elevated by a remarkable Franz Rogowski performance, Passages adds another smart, deeply humanistic film to director/co-writer Ira Sachs' estimable filmography.
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    David RooneyHollywood Reporter
    Caustically amusing, sexy, sad and unflinchingly intense, this is an intimate study of the formation and collapse of a romantic triangle, played with an invigorating absence of sentiment by three actors at the top of their game.
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    Ira Sachs is a master of the small, delicate gestures that wind up having seismic repercussions in our lives. In Passages, which might be his masterpiece, he fashions the most delectably ruinous of love triangles.
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    Sergio Burstein Los Angeles Times
    A film that is profoundly real, impactful, and even uncomfortable, but above all, is an artistic and complex story about three people confronted with their own sense of morality. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Donald ClarkeIrish Times
    What emerges is a torrid, gripping drama that acknowledges not just what damage the careless can wreak but also to what extent the responsible often conspire in their own annihilation.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Passages is smart and precise about other people’s messes. It’s a way to indulge in the most volatile parts of ourselves without ever feeling like we’re about to lose control.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    From the way Sachs shoots the streets of Paris, it’s obvious he adores New Wave film-makers like Truffaut.
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    Marya E. GatesCool People Have Feelings, Too. (Substack)
    Franz Rogowski’s central performance [is] beguiling.
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    Fletcher PowellKMUW - Wichita Public Radio
    (Rogowski commands) every second of a movie that is itself powerful, painful, and complex.
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    Jamie DunnThe Skinny
    The miracle of Rogowski’s performance is that we sympathise with his plight as selfishness comes home to roost, while also finding comic delight as he scrambles to avert his downfall.
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    Pallavi KeswaniThe Hindu
    Ira Sachs’ Passages is less interactive and more observational, looking squarely at the moments of transition in one’s life.
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