The Book of Revelation
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A talented dancer who was abducted and tortured by three mysterious women struggles to come to grips with his harrowing experience in director Ana Kokkinos' adaptation of Rupert Thompson's unsettling novel. A beautiful and charismatic dancer who has immersed himself in a dream world of graceful movement, Daniel (Tom Long) maintains an amiable but somewhat detached relationship with his girlfriend, and a passionate relationship with his mentor and choreographer Isabel (Greta Scacci). When Daniel ventures out for cigarettes one day and doesn't return, the women in his life are… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An adaptation of novelist Rupert Thomson's erotic mystery/thriller that fails to find a visual or narrative equivalent for the book's elegant prose and lubricious mysteries."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"A controversial psychological drama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Shot like a lush, hypnotic waking dream, it's boldly beautiful and plays some half-smart games with sex, power and gender politics."
‑ Jamie Russell, BBC
"A production that any serious film buff will have to experience."
‑ S. James Wegg, Film Threat
"The premise is provocative but the film lingers too long on the scenes of imprisonment, turning them into a kind of soft-porn performance art and leaving the emotional aftershocks less satisfyingly explored."
‑ Megan Lehmann, Hollywood Reporter
"There's a fine and committed performance by Long, who looks like a pretty, young Nick Cave, but the women are never anything more than agents of the central conceit, the missing link in an otherwise psychologically intriguing film."
‑ Cath Clarke, Guardian [UK]
"The Book of Revelation is interesting enough to hope Kokkinos follows it with something equally daring."
‑ Rob Daniel, Sky Movies
"Clearly, with its unabashedly honest nudity, steamy scenes of bondage, masturbation, sodomy and even some old-fashioned fucking, this is no flick for kids."
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"Even the pivotal weakness of [Tom] Long's dull persona can't undermine the pic's determination to confront auds intellectually and emotionally."
‑ Russell Edwards, Variety
"A bit like an album by The Doors: faultlessly good-looking and loaded with dramatic import. Then you get up close and it turns out there's not much there at all."
‑ Jon Fortgang, Film4
"The film has an intriguing take on sexual power, and Greta Scacchi is excellent."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
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