Passione (2011)

Little wonder that Passione, John Turturro's wild, colorful, sexy ode to the music and people of Naples, was "rapturously received" (Variety) and interrupted by "spontaneous outbreaks of applause" (Sight + Sound… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 22, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 26, 2013
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Turturro creates the sense that music spews spontaneously from the average Neapolitan and limits the film's educational quotient. But as anyone who has been to Naples knows, you don't go there to learn but to live, out loud.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

This is a one-of-a-kind documentary.

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Sarah Boslaugh

Nothing is middle-of-the-road here: It's heartbreaking passion or riotous humor, and always performed at full throttle.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's a happy ramble through the storied streets with Turturro as our guide, not pretending to be an expert; it's more like having a good friend take you to this place he really loves.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Passione is a surprise and a delight from beginning to end.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...the music, with songs of infidelity, romance, sorrow and joy, is my draw to "Passione."

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Close to the sublime, especially if you have a thing for sensuous Italians of either gender unleashing ballads of soaring romantic masochism.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

What Turturro, who appears in the film as a combination tour guide and impresario, has come up with is closer to a fantasia than a traditional documentary.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...something very unique and often mesmerizing

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John Turturro takes us on a tour of the Naples music scene, where a melange of influences---from opera to Arabic music to American jazz/pop of the 1940s… More