The Blackout
The Blackout (1997)

In keeping with Abel Ferrara's previous works, The Blackout provides a stylish and extreme look at the darkest corners of the human experience as it follows a hot, young but self-loathing actor into a destructive descent into… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 19, 2001
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Emanuel Levy
Variety

Dizzying visual style can't conceal the shallow, self-indulgent nature of Ferrara's sleazy erotic thriller, one of his worst pictures with a terrible performance by a miscast Matthew Modine at its center

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

The presentation and the acting make you stop caring.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Ferrara ... proves incapable of making distinctions between his inspired and indulgent impulses.

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Joshua Tanzer
Offoffoff

With vacuous dialogue and little sense of character or direction, it oozes from one amateurishly conceived scene to the next.

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Bruce Bruce
From the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival.A Complete waste of my time, This is the worst of all the movies I have seen from this Festival. What was… More
Dean !
A strange film really, bit slow to start with but has a very good ending with a twist.
Christopher Brown
A film I am shocked that more Ferrara fans don't love. Sure it's reminiscent of other works by him, but that's one of the things that makes it… More