The Blackout
The Blackout (1997)

Cult figure Abel Ferrara directed this typically edgy look at an actor whose abuse of alcohol and drugs takes an unexpected toll. Matty (Matthew Modine) is an actor whose career is on the fast track; however, he's not able to handle the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 11, 1997
DVD Release Date: June 19, 2001
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Emanuel Levy

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

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

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
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 King
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