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Passion Play Reviews

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Nick Schager
L.A. Weekly
May 12, 2011
Mickey Rourke recently made headlines for dubbing Passion Play "a terrible movie," a proclamation that's ultimately most notable for its understatement.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 11, 2011
This underworld fairy tale is so soggy and sentimental it's like a new genre: Hallmark noir.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Andrew O'Hehir
May 8, 2011
The net effect is as if someone had set out to imitate a David Lynch movie without ever having seen one, or as if it had been directed by Wim Wenders (which is approximately the same thing).
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 6, 2011
"It's like a movie," someone says at some point. Yeah, like one. But not quite.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 6, 2011
Conjuring magic, it goes abracadabra and snaps its fingers, but nothing happens.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 6, 2011
You can do worse than a movie that features Megan Fox stripped down to her tattoos and Bill Murray as a pinstriped gangster who says things like, "Kill him and bring her back here."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 5, 2011
Every now and then a movie's awfulness rises to the level of mystery. How did it get produced? Did anyone try to save the filmmaker from himself?
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
May 5, 2011
Even those with giant soft spots for beautiful catastrophes will be hard-pressed to find anything to like in Passion Play.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
May 5, 2011
"Passion Play" would be midnight-movie fodder if it weren't so drearily wrapped up in its wounded-male aesthetic and a clumsy approach to art-movie moodiness that was abandoned in the '80s.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
May 3, 2011
You can take the phoenix-rising actor out of straight-to-video trash, but -- well, you know the rest of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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John Anderson
September 16, 2010
Perversely eccentric and frequently inert, screenwriter Mitch Glazer's directorial debut, Passion Play, will benefit from some of the well-known names attached, but the near-painful hipness of the production will yield poisonous word of mouth.
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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
September 13, 2010
If the degree of laughter at the wrong moments and the number of walkouts at the Toronto International Film Festival are any indication, the film will appeal only to the most fondly indulgent.