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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A romantic drama, a rare kind of film these days, even though romantic dramas were once a dominant genre in America. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    While the situations don't add up to a satisfying film, the characters are pleasing to watch. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Passionada assembles the elements for a soap opera, and turns them into a bubble bath. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's a good small film for intelligent audiences who like to watch the movie camera explore other regions and other communities -- something all our movies should do more often. show more

  • 63
    Marta Barber Miami Herald

    The biggest appeal of Passionada is Sofia Milos, a sexy actress who commands the screen in every scene she's in. show more

  • 63
    Peter Debruge Premiere

    Its compelling cast and sincere matchmaking goals are reason enough to play along. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    A cheery version of a darker, grislier movie, one in which people like Daniel beat up people like Charlie, girls like Vicky end up in far more compromising positions, and women like Celia turn to Scotch and prescription drugs to cope with their pain. show more

  • 38
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Predictable and uninspired romantic drama fizzles like a wet squib. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Slight and pleasantly predictable film coasts along on the considerable charms of its cast and exotic setting. show more

  • 83
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Ireland says he was after the kind of "elegant simplicity" of the great Hollywood romantic dramas of the '50s, and, for the most part, this is exactly what he pulls off. show more

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