Reviews: Passion (2013)

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  • [New – 11/8] | Sean Axmaker @ Cinephiled
    • Excerpt: There isn’t a lot of passion in Brian De Palma’s Passion (eOne, Blu-ray, DVD) 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’s coolly observed, stylistically exacting cinema.
  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: It’s a De Palma movie through and through; by the time he trots out the split-screen, he’s like Skynyrd finally playing “Freebird” for a crowd that’s been waiting all night for it.
  • Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!
  • Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
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  • Roderick Heath @ Ferdy on Films
    • Excerpt: But that’s the beauty and welcomeness of a new De Palma film that sees him returning to the overtly fetishistic, deeply stylised manner of his best work. In spite of the film’s weaknesses, Passion still offers the pleasure of a cinematic imagination based unashamedly in visual beauty and expressive technique increasingly rare in modern film.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: It’s Not a Dream: “Passion” unapologetic but lesser De Palma
  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope
  • Carson Lund @ In Review Online
    • Excerpt: In Passion, De Palma is fixated on perspectives, particularly in the form of modern technologies such as the cameras that exist in our phones, in our computers and in unseen alcoves for the purposes of surveillance. What at first appears to be flagrant product placement for Apple reveals itself to be founded on a more substantial rationale: De Palma is investigating the implications of the very proliferation of connectivity that Apple has pioneered.
  • Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit
    • Excerpt: De Palma twists his noir into a Gordian knot
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Frank Ochieng @ Yahoo! Voices Movies
    • Excerpt: Sadly, Passion is merely reduced to silly-minded sensual cinema as it awkwardly echoes DePalma’s earlier influences with psychological thrillers. DePalma’s exotic thriller has all the heated passion of a sweaty arthritic hand.
  • [New – 11/7] | Sam Turner @ Film Intel
    • Excerpt: Late on we go into very dark levels of dreaming indeed, spooky white face masks and all, but earlier doors this is occasionally a whisker away from being a strap-on a minute sex comedy.’

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