The Rapture
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Mimi Rogers, too long dismissed by critics as merely Tom Cruise's ex-wife, gives an exhausting, astonishing performance in Rapture. A cynical telephone operator, Rogers finds her life shaken up by the sporadic intrusion of Born-Again Christians. Soon she begins exhibiting "signs" that she has been anointed by God for some as-yet undefined purpose. Hopping in her car and driving aimlessly about, Rogers returns home to her mixed-up boyfriend Patrick Bachau, announcing that she's found God. She converts several around her to her new beliefs, convincing them that the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Somewhat full-of-itself but bizarrely intriguing allegory."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"The Rapture is not ostensibly a horror film, but I found it deeply frightening, and it is so on a purely conceptual level."
‑ Rumsey Taylor, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"one of the most egregiously overlooked movies of the 1990s"
‑ Don Willmott,
"Engrossing film about sin, salvation and the End Times."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The Rapture at first plays like a religious propaganda film and later a misconceived parable with bad special effects"
‑ Carlo Cavagna,
"An interestinbg if problematic film, whose last reel breaks free from the narrative to take on a more primitive line that recalls episodes out of TV's Outer limits or Twlight Zone."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Is Tolkin really that much better than an ersatz Larry Cohen?"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Bizarre and memorable"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"Rubbishy religious tract of a horror flick tarted up as 'art.'"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Rogers excels in a provocative, unsettling drama."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"The very title evokes slippery visions of both spirit and sex."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Slant Magazine
"One of those flawed jewels that keeps tickling (and troubling) your memory for years."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"A film that boldly goes where few films have gone before"
‑ Dan Jardine, All Movie Guide
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