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  1. The Passion of Darkly Noon (review)

    Reviewer Gonsalves appreciates Philip Ridley's vision, even though he realized it's not for everyone: "By the time you get to the giant glittering silver shoe floating in the river, you'll know whether The Passion of Darkly Noon is your kind of insanity." Barely mentions Viggo but gives an interesting perspective on what he terms "another way-off-center masterpiece by Philip Ridley." Rating: 5/5 stars.
  2. Whaaaaaaaaaat?

    "The Critic" explains that he rented The Passion of Darkly Noon because considered The Reflecting Skin to be an "amazingly good film." Unfortunately, his opinion of PoDN is rather less. He goes into some detail about the inconsistencies and nonsense that he sees in the film. "In one short film, Philip Ridley managed to completely undermine his reputation—at least for me."
  3. The Passion of Darkly Noon (1996) Movie Review

    Reviewer Dragan Antulov gives The Passion of Darkly Noon a 4/10 rating, saying that it "could have been quite remarkable film" but that in the last act "everything succumbs to clich├ęs and [it] turns into "just another slasher film." He remarks that the casting was "perfect," and goes on to say that "Judd is seductive and innocent in the same time. Something similar could be said of Viggo Mortensen who is also effective in rather thankless role of her dimwitted and rugged boyfriend."
  4. Passion of Darkly Noon

    Reviewer Dennis Schwartz summarizes the film as "an off-beat, haunting, overwrought fairy tale for adults," and discusses its biblical metaphors. "This visually pleasing allegory ends on an apocalyptic note. It takes a stab at being an intelligent slasher movie for those who like their gore laced with some sensible dialogue to go along with its good and evil characterizations." He gives the film a grade of 'C.'
  5. The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)

    Damian Cannon begins his review: "A twisted, haunting fantasy-tale, The Passion of Darkly Noon weaves the fate of strangers together and plunges them headlong into destruction." After discussing the film's plot, characters and metaphors, Cannon concludes that "as in most fairy-tales, the storyline is slight and only a small element of the final picture. Instead the interaction between characters, symbols, sound and light provide the engine which drives Darkly on his inexorable path towards chaos. It is these factors which make [the film] such a compelling and absorbing experience, encompassing viewers willing to experiment with a little logical relaxation. While unlikely to appeal to all, The Passion of Darkly Noon is worth a visit by those looking for something off the beaten track." He rates it 4/5 stars.
  6. The Passion of Darkly Noon by Philip Ridley

    Of The Passion of Darkly Noon, film festival reviewer TR observes that "The brutality and contradiction of human nature is revealed without any romanticizing, by using dream-like images which are open to interpretation." He concludes that "The Passion of Darkly Noon secures Philip Ridley's position as one of the most interesting young British filmmakers of today."