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Passion Play Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    22

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 10

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    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.

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  • 10

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Robert Abele

    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.

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  • 10

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

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

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  • 30

    out of 100

    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.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Ray Bennett

    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.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

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

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