I could not find Passage anywhere. I bought a copy from the states, a waste of £12 and hence me writing my first IDMB review. I got very excited when I came across this 'Movie'. I checked out the site, watched the trailer and when I looked it up here at the IDMB I tragically failed to notice the 2nd review and 1 star by 'Mr Avid'. The first review giving 5 stars by 'fergusmitchel' in retrospect looks suspicious as it is his only one and seems a pretty slick PR puff. We tried to watch Passage last night but got very bored by the cutting back and forward to the 'making of'. I tried to fast forward to the expected drama, but all there was, was this tiresome switching between drama/doc/navel gazing as it lurched slowly to its cringe-worthy conclusion. I hoped for a drama or documentary and got neither. We gave up after 25 minutes of contrived, self important waffle and bullshit. It is a shame as 'Mr Avid' in his succinct review says John Ray's story is a terrific one and the cinematography is actually very good with breathtaking location shots. The NFBC wasted their money on this. I looked to see if 'Fatal Passage' had been made as a movie but unfortunately not. Give this a miss. Go get the book.
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