The first half, told almost entirely via first-person, POV shots, is immersive, gripping stuff. The whole facial-reconstruction plot pays off in some novel, creepy ways, too -- I do love it when noir fucks with personal identity. Unfortunately detours into an uninteresting, exposition-dumping lover's row at a couple points, but Bogie and Bacall are consistently magnetic; the best I've ever seen the latter.
[Noé's main inspiration for Enter the Void] Best POV shots in film history. The dream sequence is out of this world. How awesome the chance one has to see Bogart's and Bacall's close-ups on a silver screen. Truly amazing!
A good chance to watch Bogart and Bacall getting emotional. I found this noir quite entertaining but some events and decisions made by the characters were a tad far fetched, and the ending was too pleasing for my taste.
I was really disappointed by DARK PASSAGE after having watched several dozens of films noirs during the last weeks. Pointless close-ups of Lauren Bacall (she's beautiful but this isn't an excuse), repetitive coincidences that are ridiculous in a serious film noir, a laughable ending unworthy of the director of THE LAST WAGON and a subjective camera that made me sick. A DVD zone completists only.