Simple Passion

critic Reviews

, 57% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Simple Passion's rather unremarkable story is elevated by Laetitia Dosch's outstanding work in the central role.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    Dosch gives a brave performance and there’s an excellent soundtrack...
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    Katie WalshLos Angeles Times
    "Simple Passion" lets the bodies do the talking, and after a while, they run out of things to say.
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    Katie WalshTribune News Service
    "Simple Passion" lets the bodies do the talking, and after a while, they run out of things to say.
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    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle
    Dosch is remarkable. This is my first time seeing the French-Swiss actress, and now I want to go back now and catch up with everything she's done.
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    Christy LemireRogerEbert.com
    While Dosch's work is ever-changing but always accessible, Polunin never comes close to matching her acting ability, which ultimately leaves Simple Passion lacking.
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    Glenn KennyNew York Times
    While keeping a stalwart female perspective, "Simple Passion" follows an arc so standard it could be called banal.
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    Kyle BainFilm Threat
    There are many moving pieces and some things that don’t necessarily work so well, but all-in-all, I believe that the movie checks all the boxes necessary to call it a success.
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    Pauline AdamekFILMINK (Australia)
    essentially a shallow examination of sexual obsession.
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    Dennis Harvey48 Hills
    The actors are perfectly fine in their sketchy roles, the filmmaking is gracefully crafted. But Simple Passion is the classic case of a movie too invested in depicting sex to manage much of anything else...
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    Gary M. KramerMovieJawn
    Arbid is practically edging viewers to feel the longing and desire which might stop at any moment; that is what makes this torrid romance so satisfying.
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