With the sleekly trashy misfire
McAdams and Rapace are gesturally awkward and wildly miscast — more sorority sisters in a spat than cross-generational power antagonists like the original's Kristin Scott Thomas and
But after the clinically dull first half, it's more desperate pantry raid than feast. That these suspense tools have given so much perverse pleasure in De Palma movies past make their only marginally enjoyable use here even more dispiriting. "Passion" will only rekindle your love affair with De Palma to the extent that his luridly artisan chiller classics are readily available afterward for another viewing.
"Passion." Running time: 1 hour, 38 minutes. Rated R for sexual content, language and some violence. Playing at