The Passenger
Film Review


The Passenger is an alright film. The story and acting by Nicholson hold interest throughout. The main character is someone who does not want to be who he is, someone who does not want to associate. This isn't portrayed with a lot of anguish. Rather, it is played very low-key and holds a universal resonance. The audience can identify with this character, played by an actor with natural charisma, who simply wants to get away from life. The film wants to say some things and to be taken seriously, but the mixture of detached style, low production values, mediocre film-making (with an odd nice shot here or there), and the overall aged quality all make for a non-involved experience. The film does not motivate the viewer to understand beyond simple observation.

3.25 / 5.0

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