The Book of Revelation
The Book of Revelation (2006)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nigel Floyd
Time Out

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A controversial psychological drama.

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Jamie Russell
BBC.com

Shot like a lush, hypnotic waking dream, it's boldly beautiful and plays some half-smart games with sex, power and gender politics.

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Megan Lehmann
Hollywood Reporter

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.

Cath Clarke
Guardian

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.

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Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

The Book of Revelation is interesting enough to hope Kokkinos follows it with something equally daring.

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Russell Edwards
Variety

Even the pivotal weakness of [Tom] Long's dull persona can't undermine the pic's determination to confront auds intellectually and emotionally.

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Jon Fortgang
Film4

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.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The film has an intriguing take on sexual power, and Greta Scacchi is excellent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
David S
Often I'll watch a film and it comes up with a piracy warning, right after saying "We all love a good Australian film". That's true, only… More
Gordon A
Curious mixture of pretentious high art and predictable 'issue' drama which makes little logical sense. It dragged badly in parts and your enjoyment… More
Dean McKenna
Great Aussie erotic mystery film, but a bit strange in the tale of a dancer has been abducted and abused by three mystery women for 12 days. Tom Long does a… More