100

RogerEbert.com

Brian De Palma is one of the great seducers of the cinema, and he proves it with Passion, a spellbinding thriller.
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80

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
This is truly De Palma–ville, and the filmmaker’s remake of Alain Corneau’s tale of corporate bloodletting, "Love Crime" (2010), is a welcome return to the carnal shockers that he does so well.
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75

NPR

De Palma is such a dazzling stylist that for most of Passion, you'll find it perfectly acceptable to let the visuals wash over you, paying only passing attention to the plot.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
Passion is a serpentine, gorgeously orchestrated gathering of all of De Palma's pet themes and conceits, a symphony of giddy terror where people perpetually hide behind masks, both literal and figurative.
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75

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Passion simultaneously parodies its plot while elevating it to a strangely involving exercise in cinematic drama. The filmmaker has either lost control of the material or maintains the same calculation of his protagonists. But the entertainment value associated with that uncertainty is the essence of his career.
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70

The Dissolve

By Noel Murray
The movie is one long game of misdirection, playing tricks on viewers from scene to scene, and showing how easy it is to steer a crowd into missing something important. That’s the real De Palma touch, even more than the operatic overtones and excess.
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58

The Playlist

De Palma’s heart ultimately doesn’t feel fully in this film. What Passion is lacking is, ironically, some passion.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A campy erotic thriller that’s seriously short of, well, passion.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
DePalma flirts with the lurid and tosses in some interesting third act surprises, but never finds his way back to the sexually charged tone and shocks of his earlier thrillers.
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50

Variety

By Justin Chang
Clearly, Passion means to be a hoot, a wet-dream thriller for cinephiles. But by the time it reaches its overwrought final act, the picture has generated neither the tension of its forebears nor the audacity that would allow it to transcend its silliness.
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52 out of 100
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