The Rapture
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An audacious film about faith, The Rapture is a contemporary fantasy that keeps its feet unnervingly planted in reality even as reality starts to collapse. Mimi Rogers, in a strikingly accomplished performance, stars as Sharon, a telephone operator who spends her off-hours engaging in casual group sex to blot out her boredom. By chance, she becomes aware of a small Christian sect whose members believe that they have found a child with the gift of prophecy who has seen the upcoming end times. Slowly but steadily, Sharon finds herself drawn to this group, and one night she abruptly turns a… 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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