Passion Play
Passion Play (2011)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 6, 2011
DVD Release Date: May 31, 2011
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Critic Score: 3% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nick Schager
L.A. Weekly

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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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

"It's like a movie," someone says at some point. Yeah, like one. But not quite.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

This underworld fairy tale is so soggy and sentimental it's like a new genre: Hallmark noir.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Conjuring magic, it goes abracadabra and snaps its fingers, but nothing happens.

Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Andrew O'Hehir

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).

Kyle Smith
New York Post

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."

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Jeremy Heilman

Perhaps it's needless to say, but Rourke and Fox are a thoroughly mismatched screen couple, who exude zero screen chemistry with one another.

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Flixster Audience Score: 17% Flixster User Reviews
Nate Zoebl
You would think that a movie where a jazz musician (Mickey Rourke) gets in trouble with a mobster (played by Bill Murray!) and while on the lam he discovers a… More
Greg S
A trumpet player discovers a woman with wings at a freak show while hiding out from a gangster who wants him dead. A potentially interesting premise wrecked by… More
Bruce Bruce
Bill Murray playing the part of a ruthless gangster, someway I don't see that happening and it didn't in this movie. Mickey Rouke played excellent… More
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Melvin White
Nate: How long have you been an angel? "Love Is Stronger Than Death" I don't really know what happened between the time I hit play and the… More
Manu Gino
Love Is Stronger Than Death Not bad yet not great either. The movie's story never leads nowhere in particular even though it had a decent particular… More