The Rapture
The Rapture (1991)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1991
DVD Release Date: November 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Gonsalves

Somewhat full-of-itself but bizarrely intriguing allegory.

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Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

The Rapture is not ostensibly a horror film, but I found it deeply frightening, and it is so on a purely conceptual level.

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Don Willmott

one of the most egregiously overlooked movies of the 1990s

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Is Tolkin really that much better than an ersatz Larry Cohen?

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Bizarre and memorable

Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Rogers excels in a provocative, unsettling drama.

Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine

The very title evokes slippery visions of both spirit and sex.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

One of those flawed jewels that keeps tickling (and troubling) your memory for years.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
1. ecstatic joy or delight. 2. a state of extreme sexual ecstasy. 3. the feeling of being transported to another sphere of existence. 4. the experience of being… More
Eduardo C
Feels like a parody or a bible-belt propaganda piece for the bulk of its duration and then very nearly redeems itself with a very powerful closing scene. A… More
Mark Abell
This turned out to be a ham-fisted and theologically suspect film about a possible scenario at the end of the age, utilizing a lot of the imagery and the… More
Anthony Valletta
An exploration into modern spirituality, but don't let that off put you. The violence and sex create an intensity not often seen in American cinema. Like… More
Alec Barniskis
I think I like it conceptually more than the actual execution. The middle portion isn't all that dramatically interesting, the stylistic choices are… More

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