Passion of Darkly Noon
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Rotten: An off-beat, haunting, overwrought fairy tale for adults.
- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Philip Ridley for sure is a one interesting director. He has made only two films in his career as filmmaker; The Reflecting Skin and The Passion of Darkly Noon. Those two films both share that same hypnotic and ethereal feel that floats through the whole lenght of them. Where Reflecting Skin was more lyrical and tender, then Passion is total opposite with it's demonic and biblical undertones. I admire Ridley's style and mastery behind camera, but as a story this is just quite silly stuff. It starts promisingly, but turns quickly into cliched thriller with clumsy surrealism. There are moments of unique beauty, but there are way too many moments of pure silliness here also.
- emilkakko, Monday, July 6, 2009
An interesting movie. Darkly is nursed to health by the hot Callie (Ashley Judd). When her boyfriend returns, Darkly is conflicted - he was raised by deeply religious parents vs his obsession for Callie. You get more and more uncomfortable as the movie advances to its inevitable conclusion. Mind you, I hate obscure stuff like the big shiny boot floating on a lake.
- Redlats, Tuesday, September 2, 2008