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  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Every now and then a movie's awfulness rises to the level of mystery. show more

  • 40
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 65
    Movieline

    Fox and Rourke embody Lily and Nate's lost souls with vulnerability that's at once strikingly sincere and strange, particularly for two actors renowned for their impunity both on and off screen. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Even when scary, Murray is somehow funny, too, and he steals the show as always. show more

  • 20
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    You can take the phoenix-rising actor out of straight-to-video trash, but-well, you know the rest of it. show more

  • 50
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    The reality is that Passion Play has a few good ideas that simply don't hold together. More of a miscalculation than an outright dud, it takes the form of a wildly surreal western fantasy, something that Chilean madman Alejandro Jodorowsky ("El Topo") could have executed with more rigorous invention. show more

  • 42
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

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

  • 30
    Variety

    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. show more

  • 10
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    Inexplicably filmed in a handful of styles - including, bizarrely, obviously processed shots - by cinematographer Christopher Doyle, 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. show more

  • 10
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    You might reasonably assume that any movie starring Mr. Rourke and Mr. Murray would have to have something to recommend it. But aside from a haunting musical interlude, in which Mr. Rourke, with pathetic ineptitude, mimes playing a trumpet, Passion Play is barely palatable. show more

  • June 28, 2011 Johnny & Melody
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    The music sucked and brought,the whole production down...pretty sloppy in spots...Murray genuinley creepy Roarke\'s Stetson has a starring role...Fox quite believably angelic.

  • May 07, 2011 garry
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    just seen it and thought it was done very nice. could have used more money on cgi. kinda fake looking. but on acting, it was pretty good. surprised by megan fox. she did well. looked and acted like a very shy, never been anywhere freak. proved to me she can act some, and will be around awhile. it was nice to see her do something other than run,sweat,or scream. cant wait to see her in something with some money in it,and a better script.

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