Passion Play Reviews

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.
May 11, 2011
This underworld fairy tale is so soggy and sentimental it's like a new genre: Hallmark noir.
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).
May 6, 2011
From the cheesy score to the nonsensical plot to the half-asleep performances, Passion Play is a snooze.
May 6, 2011
"It's like a movie," someone says at some point. Yeah, like one. But not quite.
May 6, 2011
You almost wonder if the whole thing isn't just one big campy joke.
May 6, 2011
Conjuring magic, it goes abracadabra and snaps its fingers, but nothing happens.
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."
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?
May 5, 2011
Even those with giant soft spots for beautiful catastrophes will be hard-pressed to find anything to like in Passion Play.
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.
May 3, 2011
You can take the phoenix-rising actor out of straight-to-video trash, but -- well, you know the rest of it.
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.
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.
September 13, 2010
It's embarrassing for the stars because they try to take such putrid material seriously.