audience Reviews

, 69% Audience Score
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    A love story portraited with an authentic brutalism.
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    A frustrating film. I understand that's kind of the point but after a while the characters' disastrous choices just become grating for its own sake.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    "Passages" was a frustrating watch, but I also feel like that was the point. The main character in this movie seems to blow up his life for no real good reason and it is both difficult and fascinating to witness. The movie isn't very eventful from a story standpoint, but I found myself curious about how it would play out. I just think it could have dived deeper into who these characters are and maybe explained why the mistakes were happening. I think the actors do a great job portraying them and I do feel the characters feel like real people despite all of this. Overall, I think it is a well-made movie that has some interesting ideas, but it can suffer from being slow-paced and also difficult because of its dislikable characters.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    This is easily one of the best films of the year - an undeniably modern love story with an intense intimacy that feels almost like 1970s Cassavetes. I would venture to guess that this is at least a semi-autobiographical film by Sachs, and I applaud his total lack of compromise. All three leads are sensational, but I must highlight Rogowski, who creates a complex characterization of a man who is selfish and egocentric but somehow empathetic and almost relatable. I am still thinking about him and trying to come to terms with my feelings about him. It's one of the great performances of the year and deserves awards attention. This is a very frank and honest motion picture that often feels almost too intimate to watch, and there are conversations between characters that feel so life-like and uncomfortable that it feels like we as an audience are voyeurs. I honestly had no idea what was going to transpire during the last half of the film and what decisions were going to be made. That is rare and exciting! If you are searching for something adult, mature and thought-provoking, you can't do better than this. And I am already looking forward to revisiting and re-evaluating my thoughts and feelings.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Well acted, but every man in this is thoroughly unlikeable.
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Intense film. Very natural, thanks to the great acting of its three main characters. Very explicit, too. The part of Rogowski deserves some accolades, and the presence of Adele is very enjoyable, too
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    It is a beautiful film. But, it is certainly not a fun film to watch. Adele is superb as always. Just do your homework in advance before beginning this.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Bland European film that has characters that don't know how to be adults and communicate with each other. Don't waste your time. Uninteresting and flat.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    beautiful cinematography