Passione Synopsis
Director John Turturro explores and celebrates the musical heritage of Naples, Italy.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
A beautifully structured and photographed film, John Turturro's rapturous Passione offers a vibrant exploration and celebration of...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There's a freedom in his structure. This isn't a formal documentary, but as I mentioned, a meander.
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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
If you're even slightly interested in folk music, there will be something here to simmer that curiosity into a full-on boil: the Arabic...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
I've seen many films about Italy, but this one - possibly because it's so colorful and stylized and possibly because the songs are such...
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By Eric Kohn
Subtitled "a musical adventure," the actor-director's love letter to some 800 years of Neapolitan expression probes its subject with a wide...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The music is vibrant and the presentation is appealing.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Turturro, who previously directed a musical called "Romance and Cigarettes," lingers on the sensual movements of the performers and the...
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Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
In some regards, watching Passione is like being cornered by actor John Turturro and forced to watch a slide show of his trip to Italy.
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Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Expressionistic rather than analytical, Passione, John Turturro's cinematic ode to the music of Naples, Italy, unfolds as a compendium of...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It can sometimes be hard to sit through, but another song is coming soon, and anyway, close your eyes and imagine you're on vacation,...
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By bjohnson68
Like a musical documentary of Napoli, John Turturro did a wonderful job showcasing the people through their music....

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Rated NR