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2.9
1,030 Ratings

Passion

Directed by Brian De Palma
Germany, 2012
Thriller, Drama, Mystery

Synopsis

The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.

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Passion Directed by Brian De Palma

What are people saying?

  • saitosouta's rating of the film Passion

    De Palma parodying De Palma parodying De Palma parodying De Palma parodying De Palma parodying De Palma parodying De Palma parodying De Palma parodying De Palma parodying De palma parodying De Palma parodying De Palma parodying De Palma parodying De Palma.....So, PERFECT.

  • Igor Ramos's rating of the film Passion

    This neo-noir thriller is stronger during its first half stumbling a bit towards the end, mainly because of the actress cast as the lesbian secretary responsible for the final twist and the introduction of dream scenes. Despite of all the eye-candy and polish look of the sets and clothes, it felt a little too much. However the cat/mouse relationship between Christine and Isabelle keeps it interesting throughout.

  • Jesse Furgurson's rating of the film Passion

    A giant raspberry blown in the direction of narrative plausibility. Good to have De Palma doing his deliberately ridiculous thing again, though the first half hour is a real drag, even if like myself you can adjust to the campy postmodern universe most of his thrillers take place in. Also, most of it seems to have been filmed inside of a expressionistically-lit Apple Store. Dunno if that's a + or a -.

  • Elena G.'s rating of the film Passion

    In spite of having all the ingredients to become a memorable genre film Passion is indisputabily grotesque. The outdated camera movements, the poor acting and directing and above all the wacky screenplay, preclude the spectator from surrendering to the film and sadly leads him to interpret it as a parody.

  • Juan Barquin's rating of the film Passion

    An absolutely fucking brilliant split screen sequence set to Debussy doesn't make up for awkward performances and barely any improvement on the original (and relatively conventional) story. De Palma may be back to plenty of his old ways in terms of style, but... it's so hard to focus on the good (the score and the look) in this when there's so much blandness to go around (story, dialogue, delivery).

  • ULA ZUHRA's rating of the film Passion

    I was so excited for this, (I mean, a new De Palma, how could I contain myself!) but then after watching it, I really wanted to like it, but I kinda hated it. Script falls flat, it was almost like it was half-done, and yet it could've been so much better since the performances were pretty good and the score was great.

  • chanandre's rating of the film Passion

    Loved this. For once it was subtle and not heavy-handed, cheesy or in bad taste. Am amazed actually. I actually loved it. He managed to let his worst fade away and let his best come forth. Win.

  • jxn's rating of the film Passion

    A real mess, completely style over substance. To my surprise, I thought Rachel McAdams gave the best performance to be seen here.