Passion Play This underworld fairy tale is so soggy and sentimental it's like a new genre: Hallmark noir. Mickey Rourke has nothing to do but mope as… Passion Play This underworld fairy tale is so soggy and sentimental it's like a new genre: Hallmark noir. Mickey Rourke has nothing to do but mope as… 2011-05-06 R PT94M Drama Mystery and Thriller Megan Fox Mickey Rourke Image Entertainment
Movie Review

Passion Play (2011)

MPAA Rating: R
Megan Fox, Bill Murray, ... | HALLMARK NOIR Bill Murray and Megan in Passion Play
HALLMARK NOIR Bill Murray and Megan in Passion Play
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: May 06, 2011; Rated: R; Length: 94 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Megan Fox and Mickey Rourke; Distributor: Image Entertainment

This underworld fairy tale is so soggy and sentimental it's like a new genre: Hallmark noir. Mickey Rourke has nothing to do but mope as Nate, a jazz trumpeter who rescues a sexy angel (Megan Fox) from a circus. She really is an angel — wings and all. And if that sounds a bit much, so is the whole movie, with its logy, inept pace and programmed melancholy. There's one relief: Bill Murray plays an insecure gangster, and he's at once crestfallen and threatening. Quick! Someone cast Murray as a major villain! (Also available on demand) C–


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Originally posted May 11, 2011 Published in issue #1155 May 20, 2011 Order article reprints
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