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A terrific cast will hold you spellbound in PASSION PLAY, a one of a kind seductive thriller from Mitch Glazer, the screenwriter of The Recruit. The last thing washed-up jazz musician Nate Pool (Academy Award (R)-nominee Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler) wanted to do was betray sinister gangster Happy Shannon (Academy-Award (R)-nominee Bill Murray, Lost in Translation). But it may be the last thing he does unless he can deliver Lily (Megan Fox, Transformers), a beautiful and mysterious carnival sideshow attraction. The stakes can't get any higher for the two lovers as they try to elude the… More

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"Mickey Rourke recently made headlines for dubbing Passion Play "a terrible movie," a proclamation that's ultimately most notable for its understatement."
‑ Nick Schager, L.A. Weekly
""It's like a movie," someone says at some point. Yeah, like one. But not quite."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"This often risible mood piece stars Megan Fox as a circus sideshow attraction who has actual angel wings growing out of her back. Rather than doing the sensible thing and joining the X-Men, she instead decides to make out with Mickey Rourke. Go figure."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"A vanity project from successful Hollywood screenwriter Mitch Glazer, this film should really be much funnier than it is. Oh, it's not a comedy, by the way. Not at all."
‑ Brian Holcomb,
"There's undeniable entertainment value in accidental absurdity, but Passion Play strikes a note of delirium that's downright painful to process."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"This underworld fairy tale is so soggy and sentimental it's like a new genre: Hallmark noir."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Conjuring magic, it goes abracadabra and snaps its fingers, but nothing happens."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"full review at Movies for the Masses"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Peculiarly bad. It's one of those total misfires that wanders so far off the track that you're left scratching your head."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The very definition of a cinematic curiosity: a movie that seems almost too strange to exist."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Ebert Presents At The Movies
"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)."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"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.""
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Perhaps it's needless to say, but Rourke and Fox are a thoroughly mismatched screen couple, who exude zero screen chemistry with one another."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"One of the funniest most pretentious art house flicks of the year..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Black Swan meets Water For Elephants, sort of. And is Mickey Rourke's male cougar character's obsession with his leading lady's wings in this post-mortem noir, possibly suspect intimations of either bestiality or necrophilia? Who cares."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
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