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: August 30, 2013
DVD 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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Andrew Tracy
Cinema Scope

Despite the low vs. high dialectic, Passion is saying nothing of substance about cultural relativism or commodification.

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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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Craig D. Lindsey

As much as [De Palma] beautifies this mess-the movie's so sleek, you'll worry that the cast is gonna slip off the damn screen-it's still a mess.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Entrancing and narcotizing in about equal measure.

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

There isn't a lot of passion in Brian De Palma's Passion but there is a love of kinkiness, flirtation, sensation, and the thrill of playing big business games and an odd intimacy that we don't always get in De Palma...

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhăes
For the 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