Box art for Passion of Darkly Noon

Passion of Darkly Noon

  • Rated NR

drama, romance, thrillers


Raised in a religious cult, a young man moves into a new town and falls in love with a mysterious beauty, who may be a witch. He turns to violence as his obsession grows unbearable.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    17%
  • Audience Score
    56%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten:

- Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com, Monday, May 14, 2007

Rotten: An off-beat, haunting, overwrought fairy tale for adults.

- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Derek Adams, Time Out, Thursday, February 9, 2006

Audience Reviews

1 star

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

2 stars

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

0 star

One of my all time least favorite movies.

- FanGirl, Monday, December 25, 2006