Professione: reporter (The Passenger)
Professione: reporter (The Passenger) (1975)

The mutual admiration between actor Jack Nicholson and director Michelangelo Antonioni resulted in the psychological drama The Passenger. Nicholson plays David Locke, a disillusioned American reporter who is sent on a grueling mission to… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 28, 1975
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2006
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Antonioni's classic, a tale of lonely, estranged characters on a journey though the mysterious landscapes of identity, shimmers with beauty and uncertainty.

Penelope Gilliatt
New Yorker

Earlier Antonioni films have often seemed studied, but not this one. Its details are easy and apropos.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The Passenger is a marvel of quiet insight in many ways, not least of which is the chance to view Jack Nicholson before he became JACK NICHOLSON.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

As a diagnosis of purposelessness the film is the most intelligent, engaging kind of misery.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

What in different hands would have been a bombastic psychological thriller becomes a stark study of existential alienation.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

A creator of lonely worlds, Mr. Antonioni painted one of his most vivid portraits of isolation with The Passenger.

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Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

I can't say that I liked The Passenger at first-I think I'm coming to that-but I'm impressed, to say the very least.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

The best of Antonioni's three English-language pictures.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

In The Passenger, Jack Nicholson gives one of his finest performances as television journalist David Locke.

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Emanuel Levy

Boasting a great performance from Nicholson, Antonioni's third English-speaking film, arguably his last great work.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Josh Morris
The Passenger is a superbly executed piece of nihilism, featuring a pre-Bucket List pre-wacky Jack Nicholson. His uninhibited, organic and quietly angry… More
Aj V
A brilliant drama/adventure movie from Antonioni, and starring Nicholson. I loved it, and I highly recommend it.
Chris Weber
This is basically the type of film that only film professors like, it seems. It's not bad, but definitely not for everyone. Maybe I could have gotten into… More
Rubia Carolina
Bertolucci definitely knows how to capture beauty, but Antonioni did much better with Maria Schneider (athough, I know, there are three years of difference… More
Daniel Mumby
There is an argument put forward by film theorists that today's audiences are incapable of appreciating older films. The saturation of our culture with… More
familiar stranger
While I liked the story, I didn't (partly) like the way it's told. It was too slow-paced (that's my only issue with this movie, I guess, but a… More