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Passing (2021)

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Critic Consensus: While Passing's delicate approach has a dampening effect on its story, debuting director Rebecca Hall makes the most of an impressive cast -- and handles thorny themes with impressive dexterity.

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"Based on the novella of the same name by Nella Larsen, this film--directed and written for the screen by Rebecca Hall--is set in late 1920s America. It follows childhood friends Irene, known as 'Reeny' (Tessa Thompson), and Clare (Ruth Negga) as they meet again as adults. Reeny married a doctor (André Holland) and Clare married a businessman (Alexander Skarsgård) with racist tendencies. But meeting again leads to complications that threaten their new identities and lives in ways they could never imagine. Co-starring Bill Camp and Gbenga Akinnagbe. "

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Tom White
as Attendant
Margaret Daly
as Woman #1
Buzz Roddy
as Officer
Amos Machanic
as Ralph Hazelton
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Passing is one of the must-see films of 2021, one that will stay in your mind well after the credits have begun to roll.

January 6, 2022 | Full Review…

Much of "Passing" could be a stage play: people talking in confined spaces, the confinement figurative as well as literal. It's a chamber drama bearing the weight of several centuries.

November 18, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Hall breathes life and light into it in a way that lends a weight of beauty and honesty to its immersion into a world of purposeful pretense.

November 12, 2021 | Full Review…

Ruth Negga shines in Rebecca Hall's adaptation of the Nella Larsen novel.

November 12, 2021 | Full Review…

This film is nothing short of masterful.

November 12, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Negga is altogether extraordinary, a sort of human mirage of aspirational perfection and psychological delusion, shimmering with warmth and mischief and sex.

November 12, 2021 | Full Review…

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