A terrific cast will hold you spellbound in this one of a kind seductive thriller from the screenwriter of The Recruit. The last thing washed-up jazz musician Nate Pool (Academy Award-nominee Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler) wanted to do was betray sinister gangster Happy Shannon (Academy-Award-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 merciless killer who will stop at nothing to keep Lily for himself. Kelly Lynch (Drugstore Cowboy) and Rhys Ifans(Notting Hill) costar in this gritty and unpredictable tale of redemption in the hard-boiled tradition of classic film noir.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Conjuring magic, it goes abracadabra and snaps its fingers, but nothing happens.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 05.05.2011
This underworld fairy tale is so soggy and sentimental it's like a new genre: Hallmark noir.Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, 05.11.2011
"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.Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 05.05.2011
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.John Anderson, Variety, 05.02.2011