Movie Review: Passport (2022) on Netflix is a forgettable movie

Synopsis: Two strangers, one Passport. Everything is about to go as badly as you think it would.

The Cast 

  • Bukola Alex Deji
  • Lawal “Nasboi” Nasiru
  • Lina Idoko
  • Mighty
  • Emeka Nwagbaraocha
  • Azubuike ‘Zubby Michael’ Egwu
  • Jim Iyke
  • Caroline Igben
  • Daniel Abua
  • Stephen Damian
  • Mercy Johnson Okojie
  • Lateef Adedimeji

The Crew

  • Produced by: Moses Babatope
  • Directed by: Dimeji Ajibola
  • Written by: Abosi Ogba
Movie review: Passport (2022) (on Netflix)

The Review

The movie, Passport, does not deserve to be in a cinema or on any streaming service. It would have sufficed as a ten-minute YouTube skit. It was a total waste of time and energy. The plot is watery with holes and has barely any form of drama or conflict. Even the most pedestrian of comedy is missing from this movie. 

Why is Jim Iyke still playing the role of a 30-year-old juvenile bachelor? His contemporaries are acting fathers and mothers of the bride and more appropriate roles. Mercy Johnson was completely unbelievable as a lout; she was not a good cast for the role. Every actor in the movie is either over-acting or under-acting, and the movie leaves you wondering what the point is.

Lateef Adedimeji was not needed in this movie. For an actor of his calibre and experience, playing a role that is just a little above an extra in a movie does no good for his reputation.

Zubby Michael has become pigeonholed and stereotyped as a gangster, but with each movie he features in, it appears his heart is not in the acting.

Movies need sponsors, and this is why there is product placement, but product placements are artistically done to fit into the movie. In Passport, the actors are actually holding the product and reading out the jingle. This is not product placement. It is really distasteful.

The cinematography is crisp, but it does not make up for the watery story-line or the halfhearted acting. Even the new actors do not give a good report of themselves.  Passport is a totally forgettable movie, and you will do well not to waste your resources watching it.

Nollyrated Score for Passport

1/5 – Poor Movie

NollyRated uses a 5-level scoring system, as follows:

  1. Poor
  2. Sub Par
  3. Good
  4. Great
  5. Outstanding

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4 thoughts on “Movie Review: Passport (2022) on Netflix is a forgettable movie”

  1. Oh! Wow!! Thanks for the heads up… Good job too. You do this with so much precision and it is beautiful reading your reviews.

    It’s a ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? from here.

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  2. Very accurate review. I kept wondering if a veteran like Jide Kosoko actually read the script or why the movie was so meaningless. I literally kept fast forwarding to see if I can find any sensible scene. Do not watch please, it’s a total waste of time

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